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LONDON STEREOSCOPIC & PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPANY

[GOLD RUSH] Display of gold from the Colony of Victoria at the International Exhibition, Crystal Palace, London, 1862

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London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company, 1862. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, 80 x 80 mm each image (arched format), on yellow mount 84 x 173 mm; recto with printed title: The International Exhibition of 1862: No. 141 – N. E. Transcept, and Australian Gold Case; under magnification, the sign on the case reads: The Stamping Machine / Victoria – Australia / GOLD / Eastern Annex; both of the prints and the mount are in fine condition.

One of a series of views of the display of gold from the Colony of Victoria at Crystal Palace in 1862, published by the exhibition’s official photographers, the London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company. A different photograph taken from the same vantage point includes a diorama with wax figures, illustrating men at work on the diggings. The centrepiece of the Victorian display (also not shown in this particular view) was a 44 feet high gilded obelisk, a symbol of the enormous quantity of gold which had been mined in Victoria in the ten years or so since the gold rush had commenced.