In the Horniman

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This photograph was taken in 1936 and shows a school group receiving a lecture from the Museum Librarian Mr Gaskin in the South Hall Gallery (now African Worlds). The mounted knight stood prominently in the centre of the hall, man and horse being clad in a reproduction of 16th century German fluted plate-mail. This particular object was also on display in the orginal Surrey House Museum in room No. 3 The Horse Armoury during the 1890s.

This photograph was taken in 1936 and shows a school group receiving a lecture from the Museum Librarian Mr Gaskin in the South Hall Gallery (now African Worlds). The mounted knight stood prominently in the centre of the hall, man and horse being clad in a reproduction of 16th century German fluted plate-mail. This particular object was also on display in the orginal Surrey House Museum in room No. 3 The Horse Armoury during the 1890s.

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