This undated clipping from ‘The Lady’s Newspaper’ describes the junk Keying which would shortly be exhibited at the East India Docks, London in 1848. More details can be found on the web. This is one of the items contained in a wooden box of 19th century ephemera, mainly relating to the Egyptian Hall. To view all the items from the box, click on View Details and then the Key Phrase ‘Wooden box items’.
Banvard’s painting – “The Largest Painting Ever Executed by Man” – was displayed at the Egyptian Hall in London in 1848 and 1849. Banvard’s story is told on the web. Apparently the painting was 800m long, despite the fact that it was advertised as the “Three-Mile Picture”. Other items concerning the showing at the Egyptian Hall are also in the Davenport Collection.