A sketch on the Downs: 1872
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A sketch on the Downs: 1872

Gustave Doré

© Museum of London

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An illustration showing people encamped on Epsom Downs on the day before the Derby, from the book 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré,1872. Jerrold writes: 'Stroll through the enormous encampment that lights up the Downs on the eve of the Derby, and mark the strange hordes of men and women who are preparing to receive half London tomorrow'.




1872 AD - 1872 AD

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