Creator

Albert Smith

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1855

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Albert Smith performed his Mont Blanc lectures in London at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly. The facade of the theatre was loosely based on a temple at Luxor and featured statues of Isis and Osiris. The Egyptian Hall opened in 1812 and was demolished in 1904 for offices located at 170–173 Piccadilly. Throughout the nineteenth century, the Egyptian Hall hosted a variety of exhibitions, panoramas, dioramas, lectures, magicians and similar entertainments.

Source: [Egyptian Hall] from Mr. Albert Smith's Ascent of Mont Blanc: In Miniature, [London? : s.n.], [185-?], hand-colored lantern slide, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection BidID: 581065-0007, 581065-0008 http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/581065


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Albert Richard Smith, Mont Blanc, Egyptian Hall, Picadilly, London

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