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Smith, Albert, 1816–1860

Programme of Mr. Albert Smith's ascent of Mont Blanc, August, 12th & 13th 1851.

Paris : Leroux & Cie, [1851]
Physical Description:
1 folding fan : ill. ; 24 x 40 cm. folded to 24 x 3 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV76.E7 S65 1852+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Original paper-leaf fan with lithograph illustrations of views and diagrams, on both sides, depicting Albert Smith's ascent of Mont Blanc. It was sold at the Egyptian Hall during the course of his popular entertainment "The Ascent of Mont Blanc". The show lasted for over 2000 performances and the success of the merchandising operation spread the popularity of mountaineering.
Lithographed by Brioude Laguerre, Rue des Fontaines 5, Paris. Fan manufactured by Duvelleroy Fan Manufacturers, 167, Regent Street, London.
Altick, R.D. Shows of London, p. 472-479
Mayor, S. Collecting fans, p. 54-64
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 125
BAC: British Art Center copy signed: E.R. 4th Sept. 1852.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Blanc, Mont (France and Italy) -- Pictorial works.
E.R. -- Autograph, 1852 September 4.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Lithography -- Specimens -- 1852.
Mountaineering -- France -- Alps, French.
Mountains -- France.
Mountains -- Italy.
Printed ephemera -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
Smith, Albert, 1816-1860.
Souvenirs (Keepsakes) -- Great Britain.
Fans (Ephemera)
Laguerre, Brioude, lithographer.
Duvelleroy Fan Manufacturer.
IIIF Manifest:

Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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