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British Empire Exhibition, Wembley 1924

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British Empire Exhibition, Wembley 1924 : British Empire Exhibition

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A stunning original cotton handkerchief produced for the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924. Sold as a souvenir piece, it shows the huge Palace of Industry alongside pavilions of Britain's dominions, colonies and dependencies erected for the exhibition on the 216 acre site in north London. The central motif of "British Empire Exhibition, Wembley 1924" inscribed across a belt, is surmounted with flags, with the remainder printed with framed scenes from all over the British Empire, in a montage superimposed on a terracotta background, with a border of red, white and blue design. The scenes depicted include: Malaya, New Zealand Pavilion, the Palace of Industry, Palace of India, Palace of Burma, India Courtyard, Hong Kong, Australian Pavilion, Union of South Africa, Bridge Across Lake Newfoundland, The Ceylon Pavilion, and Her Majesty's Government building.
region: Curiosities
mapmaker: British Empire Exhibition
place and date of publication: London 1924
medium and colour: Lithograph on Cotton, Original Colour
size in mm: 900 by 900mm (35.5 by 35.5 inches).
ref: 42970

Price: £ 720

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