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Extraordinary Gallery

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Choose from 66 pictures in our Extraordinary collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Extraordinary exhibition of Scapiglione Featured Print

Extraordinary exhibition of Scapiglione

Advertising flyer for an Extraordinary Exhibition at the Saville House, Leicester Square, every day from Ten o'Clock till One, and from Two till Ten. Scapiglione. The name of SCAPIGLIONE is given to him from the extraordinary HEAD OF HAIR which is Four Feet and a Half in circumference from each angle, and of the wonderful arrangement of the same. He is possessed of the most robust temperament and advantageous form of body and most proportionate; his athletic muscular and high and majestic stature; his full and fine countenance, and his decorus and elegant demeanour. The organ of his voice is extraordinary, and he will give a proof of his great talent. Front seats, 6d. Back do. 3d. Printed by T Birt, Bloomsbury.
Early 19th century

© Mary Evans Picture Library

China - Gate of British Legation, Peking Featured Print

China - Gate of British Legation, Peking

Lantern slide of Gate of British Legation, Peking (Beijing). In diplomacy, a legation was a diplomatic representative office lower than an embassy. Where an embassy was headed by an Ambassador, a legation was headed by an Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. The distinction between a legation and embassy was gradually dropped following World War II. All diplomatic representative offices are now designated as embassies or high commissions.. Part of Box 159 Pekin, slide no. 43 Date: circa 1890s

© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans

Grand Centrifugal Railway Featured Print

Grand Centrifugal Railway

Advertising flyer for the Grand Centrifugal Railway, an Extraordinary Novelty, 200 feet long, with a Virtical (sic) Circle, upwards of 40 feet in circumference. The centrifugal railway was an early form of rollercoaster, a loop-the-loop, on which a carriage of nearly 200lbs, containing a lady or gentleman, descends an inclined plane, passing round a vertical circle...turning the head of the individual downwards, and feet in the the rate of 100 miles an hour. This attraction, the advert states, is just added to Dubourg's splendid exhibition of waxwork, at Great Windmill Street, Haymarket, London. Date: 1840s

© Mary Evans Picture Library