1884/1885 Singhalesen der Hagenbeck’schen Ceylon-Expedition


by C. v. Rainer in Vienna, Austria

by C. Holzer in Munich, Germany

by E. Hattorff in Hamburg, Germany:



from the book “Singhalesen und Sudanesen. Szenische Bilder aus fernen Ländern für die Jugend” printed in 1888 in Vienna, Austria. The book consists of 8 foldable color-lithographs depicting the traditional life of Sinhalese and Sudanese peoples. This diorama shows a group of Sinhalese in front of the Rotunde – a building erected for the Vienn World Fair 1873 – a space which was frequently used as exhibition ground for human zoos: