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Perspectivische Ansicht des Tunnels unter der Themse. Vue perspective du tunnel sous la Tamise.
[s.n., ca. 1825]
Physical Description:
7 col. plates. 23 x 16 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 P43
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
In case, as issued.
Titles from two printed paper labels on case.
A double telescopic peepshow with two viewing holes. The "plates" are actually six cutout panels, connected top, bottom, and center by paper.
Possibly issued at the time the tunnel was begun (1825). The costumes shown seem to date from that period. In any case, a hypothetical view: horses and carriages are shown, although ramps were never constructed to carry them to the entrance of the tunnel.
Hyde, R. Paper peepshows, cat. 118
Cottage of content, or, Toys, games, and amusements of nineteenth century England, 62
Selected exhibitions: "The Cottage of Content : or, Toys, Games, and Amusements of Nineteenth Century England" (Yale Center for British Art, November 2 - December 31, 1977).
Subject Terms:
Thames Tunnel (London, England)
Tunnels -- England -- London.
Tunnel books.
IIIF Manifest:

Cottage of Content, or, Toys, Games, and Amusements of Nineteenth Century England (Yale Center for British Art, November 2, 1977-December 31, 1977) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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