Looking for Lodgings.'This is all I have ma'm: I have just let the last tent on the tiles to a foreign nobleman.'
[London: David Bogue, 1851.]
Etching. 155 x 255mm, 6 x 10".
A group of four adults, presumably "Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and family", being shown to a single hammock. Illustration from Henry Mayhew's "The World's show, 1851, or, The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and family". Early in the season the tickets for the Great Exhibition were 3 guineas (£275 today), reducing to £1, five shillings, and finally (in the height of the summer, with the wealthy escaped from London) to 1 shilling (£4.35). 4.5 million 1-shilling tickets were sold.
[Ref: 16953] £60.00