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"The Aztecs! A Newly-Discovered Tribe of Human Beings", 1876

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PressmarkEvan.2530
TitleExtraordinary penny exhibition. The Aztecs! A newly-discovered tribe of human beings. The only Aztecs yet introduced to civilized white people. Patronised by Queen Victoria, the Royal Family, and Court of Great Britain, on the 4th day of July, 1853, at Buckingham Palace, and the Emperors, Kings and reigning Princes of every European country, for the past 18 years. ... discovered in the … City of Ixamaya, in Central American, 1849. They are totally unlike anything deemed human - their heads being formed like the head of an eagle … As they are shortly to return to America, after eighteen years' absence, they desire every one to see them. - They will be exhibited daily at this place, from 10 a.m. till 11 p.m.
Size20 cm.
Date[1876]
IllustrationsWith named portraits of Maximo and Bartola
NotesPrinted on both sides of the sheet, with 'Opinions of the Press', dated from January 8th to January 19th, 1867 describing the appearance and marriage ceremony of Senor and Senora Nunez, on the reverse. - MS. inscription: Exhibited next door but one to Astleys or Sangers Feb. 1876 towards the Bridge Westminster Road S
GenreLeaflet
SubjectDwarfs; Aztecs; Abnormalities, Human
NamesNunez, Maximo; Nunez, Bartola
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