Sala, George Augustus, 1828-1895, The Great Exhibition "wot is to be", [1851?]
The Great Exhibition "wot is to be".
- Additional Title(s):
Wot is to be
- [London?] : [publisher not identified], [1851?]
- Physical Description:
- 1 printed handkerchief : linen ; 40 x 54 cm
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Related Content:
- View catalog record for Sala's variant work of the same title
- Satirical print, on linen, depicting the buzz of preparations for the Great Exhibition of London, 1851. The print has the same title and similar subject matter as a panorama by George Augustus Sala issued as: The Great Exhibition "wot is to be", or, Probable results of the industry of all nations in the year '51 : showing what is to be exhibited, who is to exhibit it; in short, how its [sic] all going to be done / by Vates Secundus. London : The Committee of the Society for Keeping Things in their Places [i.e. Ackermann], 1850 (see link herewith). The content depicted in the present handkerchief, however, appears to be entirely original.
The handkerchief satirizes politicians and other notable figures. Those ridiculed include Disraeli "as a Hebrew gent," Alexis Soyer with "His patent Digester and magic Gridiron," and Lord Brougham "as a senator & a French Citizen." It also includes several images lampooning America, including "Two Genuine Yankees prouder of their Stars & stripes than paying their debts" with a caricature of a white man whipping an enslaved man.
- Subject Terms:
- African Americans -- Caricatures and cartoons.Crystal Palace (Great Exhibition, 1851, London, England)Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Caricatures and cartoons.Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England) -- Caricatures and cartoons.Political satire, English.Slavery -- United States -- Caricatures and cartoons.
- Satires (Visual works)
Printed textile materials.
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