Thames Tunnel Peep Show Sold in the Tunnel Shape Book
c1851. Shape Book. A four chamber hand colored peep show housed in a folio with Thames Tunnel applied to the marbled cover. An applied cut-out of Man of War is on the front of the tunnel with a hole at center for viewing the promenaders within. This little peep show is the one that was actually sold in the tunnel itself. The inside of the folio cover has a printed Brief Account of the Thames Tunnel. The Tunnel opened in 1843. . According to this document by July 1851 over 9,943,790 people had passed through the Tunnel. Measures 5 1/2\" x 4\" . Heavy cover wear.
(Inventory #: 26008749)
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