Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tattersall's For Horses

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Tattersall's 1834-35
Loretta reports:

If you’ve read novels set in the 19th century, you've probably come upon mention of Tattersall's, where Lord This or That would buy a horse. Here’s a bit of its history, as seen from the mid-Victorian era.

Tattersall's history

Tattersall's history

Tattersall's from Tom & Bob

Text from John Timbs, Curiosities of London: exhibiting the most rare and remarkable objects of interest in the metropolis; with nearly sixty years personal recollections (1868)

Above left—James Pollard (1792 - 1867), Epsom Races: Settling Day at Tattersalls 1834-35, courtesy Yale Center for British Art.

Below (the image I believe the text refers to)—Henry Alken, Tattersals. Tom and Bob, looking out for a good –one, among the deep-ones, courtesy Project Gutenberg.

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