Advertising Showboard

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This is one of the last surving examples of a Crystal Palace advertising display. It was probably made in Germany before 1911 of plaster and horse hair.

There is a label on the reverse with the following printed in faded red:

THIS SHOW FRAME
PROPERTY OF
THE CRYSTAL PALACE COMPANY
REMOVED AT THE TIME

The known history of this panel dates from 26 November 1986 when it was purchased by an unknown buyer at the Christie's Crystal Palace Commemoration Auction Sale in London. It's location was not then known until it was purchased by the Crystal Palace Foundation in March 2012.