|Published||The Illustrated London News, July 23, 1870.|
|Dimensions||Image 237 x 342 mm, Sheet 271 x 400 mm|
A full-page print of the Royal Agricultural Show at Oxford from The Illustrated London News, with a corresponding article on verso.
The Oxford show of 1870 took place thirty-one years after the society's first meeting there in 1839. The newspaper described how by 1870, the show's ground had expanded to 'over seventy acres. Ninety-four entries of cattle [...] increased [...] to 435, and the horse entries [...] multiplied tenfold.' The accompanying catalogue had also grown to 500 pages, and each of the 406 stands offered up to 180 different farming implements.
To the right of the image stands can be seen for Sutton & Son, Reading; Wheeler & Son; and Driffiths & Co.