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INDIA AND CEYLON EXHIBITION, 1896.
EARL'S-COURT, S.W.
Director-General:
IMRE KIRALFY
Opening of the Season,
Saturday, May 9th.
PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT.
In consequence of the success of last year's Exhibition of the Indian Empire, it has been resolved to enlarge the subject, adding Ceylon and other Crown Dependencies in Asia to this already instructive and interesting Exhibition.
Complete Reconstruction and Grand Revival of
IMRE KIRALFY'S
Magnificent Historical Spectacle,
"INDIA,"
in the 
EMPRESS THEATRE,
the Largest Theatre in the World.
Adjoining the Theatre a beautiful New
CENTRAL HALL
has been constructed, connecting it with the Imperial Court and Gardens.
The entirely new 
WESTERN ARCADE
has been added for the purpose of affording a direct communication UNDER COVER between the Theatre, Imperial Court, Queen's Court, and the Western Gardens, Old Welcome Club, and Quadrant Restaurant.
In the
WESTERN GARDENS
will be shown on a gigantic scale
Universal Attractions, Scientific Illusions, and Novelties from all countries,
including the greatest and most
Beautiful Panorama in the World,
"ANCIENT ROME, 312 B.C."
(by Professors J. Buhlmann and Alex Wagner),
and the new monster
CAPTIVE BALLOON "GIANT."
THE GIGANTIC WHEEL


INDIA AND CEYLON EXHIBITION, 1896.
AN INDIAN AND CINGALESE CITY,
with Native Craftsmen pursuing their avocations, and 
containing Theatres for
Brahmin, Buddhist and Hindoo Shows.
Devil Dancers, 
Palace of Rana's Dream.
Temple of Transmigration.
ROWLAND WARD'S ENTIRELY NEW
QUADRANGLE JUNGLE.
A BELVEDERE TOWER,
in the Rhemba Gardens, Queen's Court.
And in the 
DUCAL HALL, QUEEN'S COURT, and
IMPERIAL COURT
a Grand
INDIA, CEYLON, and ASIATIC EXHIBITION,
comprising
a valuable collection of the 
ARTS and CRAFTS, COSTUMES and JEWELS
of the EAST,
many of which are lent by Public Bodies and Private Collectors for 
the purposes of this Exhibition.
A Comprehensive COMMERCIAL and
INDUSTRIAL SECTION of
HOME INDUSTRIES FOR INDIAN MARKETS.

advertisement from The Times, April 18, 1896