For Sale is a Double Page removed from "The Graphic, May 26th, 1900," showing a Drawing by W. Small and Frank Dadd, R.I., for "Celebrating the Relief of Mafeking in London : The Scene in Piccadilly on Friday Night."
A remarkable demonstration of enthusiasm was witnessed on Friday night in London as the news that Mafeking had been relieved had gradually spread. In Piccadilly Circus the crowd nearly filled the broad open spaces, and as the stream of omnibuses and of cabs bringing people from the theatres thickened it grew slower and slower and then ceased to move. The Circus was jammed with people. Someone struck up "God Save the Queen." Immediately thousands of voices joined in, and in a minute every hat was off. It was a wonderful sight under the glare of the Criterion lamps. The walls all round the big space alive with cheering and gesticulating figures, the pavements and the streets black with them, and motionless among them the blocked streams of omnibuses and cabs all crowded with persons waving flags, hats, umbrellas, and anything they could lay their hands on. Everybody was in boisterous good-temper, but no one minded being stopped or crushed. Ladies in evening dress were squeezed in the crowd, but only smiled happily. And over all and through it all there was one long continuous roar of cheering.