|There's no date on this but it looks to be about 1790s. |
It looks exactly like Barnum's Feejee Mermaid exhibited about 50 years later!
It seems the mermaid had been in circulation for quite a while...
|Anthony Maddox, English posture-master|
|Dancing Dogs: I rather like "A Lady in her Equipage" and "2 Dogs with Milk Pails"|
|Margaret Finch, Queen of the Norwood Gypsies, died aged 108|
|Mr. Makeen, Equestrian Hero|
Finds from the collection of 18th Century Entertainment Ephemera at the Bodleian Library, Oxford.