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Map of London on Glove for the Great Exhibition of 1851

George Shove

3 x 6 in

ca. 1851

Printed map on leather
This item that will intrigue both fashion and map aficionados is a map of London on a glove created for the 1851 Great Exhibition (a.k.a. the First World’s Fair). The Victorian lady who owned this glove would have Hyde Park in the palm of her hand and the River Thames wrapped around her little finger.

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