Mrs. Newsham

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE: Mrs. Newsham Obverse

CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE: Mrs. Newsham Reverse

A copper token or pass with a full length image of Mrs. Newsham on the obverse and the address and date on the reverse. Mrs. Newsham was an African albino who apparently appeared in Thomas Hall’s shows. Hall was a taxidermist and proprieter of the Finsbury Square Curiosity House and was active 1779-95.

  • Title: Mrs. Newsham the white negress [realia] : to be had at the Curiosity House, City Road, near Finsbury Square, London 1795.
  • Published: [London] : [s.n.], [1795].

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Acquired January 2012

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