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Royal Surrey Zoological Gardens, Walworth, 1846?

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PressmarkEvan.2878
Heading or VenueRoyal Surrey Zoological Gardens
PlaceLondon, Walworth
Title[The wild man of the prairies,] or, what is it ? Is it an animal? Is it human? Is it an extraordinary freak of nature? Or, is it a legitimate member of nature's works? Or is it the long sought for link between man and the ourang-outang …
Size34 x 42 cm.
Date[1846?]
IllustrationsCropped, with an engraved illustration.
NotesMS. pencil notes on verso: This impostor did not remain undiscovered more than the hour; it was too palpable to deceive & was exposed by Mr. [illegible] of the Surry Zoological Gardens being proved to be the notorious Hervey Leech of the Coburg Theatre and elsewhere in connextion with the still more notorious Barnum of American celebrity.
GenrePoster
SubjectExhibitions - England; Wild men; Fraud
NamesLeech, Hervey
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