Jim's Holiday in Finsbury Park (1893)
by Penny Illustrated Paper

This illustration was published in The Penny Illustrated Paper alongside a short story about the rampage in Finsbury Park of a 25-year-old elephant named Jim. The copy of the page has been displayed in Finsbury Park to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Finsbury Park as The People’s Park.

Visit Finsbury Park and see what Jim explored!

Image courtesy of The British Newspaper Archive


Haringey Council, ‘Time Travel Tuesday: Finsbury Park – Before and Beyond its 150 years’ (2020).
For more information, visit here.

Newspaper image © The British Library Board. All rights reserved.
With thanks to The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).