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Jamrach and the Victorian Exotic Animal Trade

Charles Jamrach was one of Victorian London's leading dealers in exotic animals.

This display explores his role and impact in the exotic animal trade and upon popular culture in Victorian times.

Objects from the Horniman's collections and prints will offer an insight into how exotic animals came to be such a familiar sight in Britain and how the trade operated. 

Curated by Elle Larsson

This display was curated by Elle Larsson, a public historian interested in 19th and 20th century British history.

Fascinated by the 19th century exotic animal trade, Elle is currently pursuing a PhD at King's College, London on the life and work of Lord Walter Rothschild, founder of the Zoological Museum at Tring.

Follow Elle on Twitter or read her blog.