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- Object: "The Half-Way House", between Knightsbridge and Kensington
Vignette, showing a view of a slightly delapidated building with stables and piles of crates in a yard alongside; a horse-drawn cart laden with straw on street in front, a dog rolling in dirt in foreground; illustration from a periodical. 1848
Wood-engraving with letterpress
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Height: 89 millimetres
Width: 150 millimetres (image)
- Curator's comments
- This print is accompanied by a clipping from the newspaper or periodical from which it came. The article is entitle "The Half-Way House". The lettering begins:
"The Half-Way Public-House, on the Kensington-road, which has for so many years disfigured the western entrance to the metropolis, to the obstruction of the foot and carriage ways, and the annoyance of the neighbouring residents, is at last in the course of removal, owing to the persevering eforts of Mr. Elger, the architect and builder, who is about to erect a range of noble dwelling-houses on the land opposite to it".
The article continues with a suggestion that the house be replaced with new gates into Hyde Park, and an account of the capture of a highwayman at the half-way house.
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