Victorian London - Entertainment and Recreation - Museums, Public Buildings and Galleries - Regent Gallery  

Gen. TOM THUMB
THREE LEVEES DAILY,
AT
THE REGENT GALLERY,
69 and 71 QUADRANT, Regent Street,
Near AIR STREET.

This American MAN IN MINIATURE, undoubtedly the smallest in the World, intelligent, sprightly, educated, perfectly symmetrical in all his proportions, and graceful beyond belief, is on his way to Russia, accompanied by his mother and other members of his family.
    Prior to his departure for Ireland, Scotland and the Continent, the little General will hold

THREE PUBLIC LEVEES EACH DAY,
FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY
At the REGENT GALLERY, QUADRANT, Regent Street, near Air St.

He will appear in a great variety of
NEW CHARACTERS & COSTUMES,

Songs, Dances, Grecian Statues, &c.

His MINIATURE CHARIOT & PONIES,
WITH ELFIN COACHMAN AND FOOTMAN,
Will promenade the Streets Daily, and be seen in front of Regent Gallery, from Half-past Twelve to One, and from Half-past Three to Four o'Clock.

Thirteen years ago the General had the distinguished honour of appearing (by command) three times before Her Majesty and the Royal Family, at Buckingham Palace, since which period he has performed before the principal Potentates of Europe, and more than TEN MILLIONS of Ladies and Gentlemen in the Old and New World.

Hours of Exhibition - From 11 till 1; - 3 till 5; - and 7 till 9 o'Clock.
Admission, to Promenade Area, and Gallery, ONE SHILLING, without regard to Age.
RESERVED STALLS, 2s. - Children, 1s.
DRAWING ROOM SEATS, 3s. - Children, 1s. 6d.

PARTICULAR NOTICE! - Ladies and Families who can conveniently attend the EARLY Morning Levees (from 11 til 1 o'clock) will incur much less inconvenience from the CROWD, than by visiting the later Levees.

The GENERAL has granted to THE LONDON STEREOSCOPIC COMPANY, of 54, Cheapside, and 313, Oxford Street, the sole privilege of taking Stereoscopic Photographs of himself, Equipage, and Suite. These Pictures can be had at the Rooms; also at the above Establishments; and of the Company's Agencies throughout the Kingdom.

PRINTED BY T. BRETTELL, RUPERT STREET, HAYMARKET, WESTMINSTER.

1857 advertisement from the British Library's Evanion Collection