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1862 International Exhibition London [Tasmanian exhibit]

Hello all

I am hoping there might be images of the Tasmanian section of the  1862 International Exhibition in London that anyone could direct me to web-link-wise, or otherwise. I am further hoping to be able to see/identify the busts and subjects of photographs that were listed as exhibited - a long shot I know !

Also I would really appreciate help to find/obtain a listing of all the Tasmanian exhibits/exhibitors, because I have only found a partial list to date.

thanks very much for any help

Julie

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Comment by Graham Wood on June 18, 2012 at 21:04

Hello Julie

Regarding photographs of the 1862 exhibition - the London Stereoscopic Co bought the sole rights to photograph in the Exhibition building so if they didn't take photos of the exhibits there are unlikely to be any others , unless the exhibits were photographed before or after going into the exhibition . LSC produced 350 stereoviews of the Exhibition , but i believe there is only one of the Tasmanian Court , which has been mentioned already , if you would like to send me your email address , i will send a scan of this image as shown in Michael Tongues book .

grawood@ntlworld.com

Comment by Julie Gough on June 16, 2012 at 13:26

Thanks very much Robert and Michael,

I will look for that book, and hope Graham might be able to help. Meanwhile I have found an ebook scan of the 1862 catalogue vol 3 (with the Tasmanian exhibits) - written info only:

http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/london-international-exhibiti...

That mentions what I am seeking (more information about/photographs of  #'s): 552. NIXON, RIGHT REV. DR., BISHOP OF TASMANIA. Photograph of groups of Tasmanian aborigines. 649. YOUL, J. A. Busts of two abori-
gines of Tasmania.550. MORRISON, A. Busts (2) of aborigines of Tasmania.

Comment by Michael Pritchard on June 16, 2012 at 13:16

Graham Wood who is contributor here may also be able to assist as he has done work on stereocards from the 1862 exhibition.

Comment by Robert Pols on June 16, 2012 at 11:13

The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company's stereo view of the Tasmanian Court is featured in 3D Expo 1862 by Michael Tongue (Discovery Books, 2006), pp102/3. (I'm not sure, though, that it will prove a very helpful image.)

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