A ticket to view a ballooning event at Vauxhall Gardens; 1836-1842

 
A ticket to view a ballooning event at Vauxhall Gardens; 1836-1842
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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A printed admission ticket to view a ballooning event at Vauxhall Gardens. Stiff pink card printed with a black & white engraving of Mr Green astride a horse standing within an air balloon gondola or cage. Printed with the information 'Vauxhall gardens Extraordinary Novelty! Mr. Green's Ascent on Horseback Wednesday Next, July 31st Admit' also handwritten '54 One Chas Green'.
The Vauxhall Gardens were London’s most famous Pleasure Gardens. They opened in Vauxhall in about 1660 under the name ‘New Spring Gardens’, its enclosed grounds and tree-lined walks provided a fashionable place where, for a small fee, Londoners of all classes could meet and promenade.
Vauxhall Gardens was a wonderland of delights whose attractions included romantic vistas and secluded grottoes, music, lights, tea and supper rooms, spectacular theatrical performances and firework displays.

Image Details

Date
 
1836 AD - 1842 AD
Image Number
 
007169

© Museum of London

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