Crystal Palace Exhibition (1851) Photos

The Crystal Palace Exhibition (1851) or Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations was the first world's fair and was instigated by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria. The exhibition was noted for its steel & glass architecture. This celebration of industry & design covered 26 acres & hosted 6,039,722 visitors. The profit from the event was used to fund the building of London's Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum & Natural History Museum.

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Crystal Palace exhibition ceramic jar lid at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceramic jar lids including on showing interior of Crystal Palace at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Picture of Crystal Palace, London, given by R.B. Hayes to Sardis Birchard at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Picture of interior of Crystal Palace, London, given by R.B. Hayes to Sardis Birchard at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.
Crystal Palace exhibition ceramic jar lid (1851) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Ceramic jar lids including on showing interior of Crystal Palace (1851) at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Picture of Crystal Palace, London, (1853) given by R.B. Hayes to Sardis Birchard at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Picture of interior of Crystal Palace, London, (1853) given by R.B. Hayes to Sardis Birchard at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.
Crystal Palace Interior lithograph at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.Crystal Palace exhibition souvenir plate by J&MP Bell & Co. of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crystal Palace for London World Exposition model by Joseph Paxton at Musée des Monuments Français. Paris, France.Medal showing Crystal Palace from Universal Exposition of London by John Ottley at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.
Crystal Palace Interior lithograph at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.Crystal Palace exhibition souvenir plate (c1851) by J&MP Bell & Co. of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Crystal Palace for London World Exposition model (1851) by Joseph Paxton at Musée des Monuments Français. Paris, France.Medal showing Crystal Palace from Universal Exposition of London (1851) by John Ottley at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.
Medal showing Britannia & lion from Universal Exposition of London by Leonard Charles Wyon at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.Brass & copper inkwell souvenir of Great Exhibition by Elkington & Co. of Birmingham, England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Piano in dining room under wallpaper purchased at Great Exhibition at Traquair House. Scotland.Desk of hard rubber showcased Goodyear's vulcanization at Crystal Palace in London & in Paris at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Medal showing Britannia & lion from Universal Exposition of London (1862) by Leonard Charles Wyon at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.Brass & copper inkwell souvenir of Great Exhibition (1851) by Elkington & Co. of Birmingham, England at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Piano in dining room under wallpaper purchased at Great Exhibition (1851) at Traquair House. Scotland.Desk of hard rubber (c1851) showcased Goodyear's vulcanization at Crystal Palace in London (1851) & in Paris (1855) at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Porcelain vase by Pratt et Cie. at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Saxe-style biscuit vase by John Rose et Cie. at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Alexandre Brogniart biscuit medallion by Sèvres Manuf. at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Porcelain Athens cup by Sèvres Manuf. at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.
Porcelain vase (1851) by Pratt et Cie. (shown London Exposition 1851) at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Saxe-style biscuit vase (1851) by John Rose et Cie. (shown London Exposition 1851) at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Alexandre Brogniart (founder of Musée national de Céramique-Sèvres) biscuit medallion (1851) by Sèvres Manuf. (shown London Exposition 1851) at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Porcelain Athens cup (1851) by Sèvres Manuf. (shown London Exposition 1851) at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.
Porcelain chinois-Ly vase by Sèvres Manuf. at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Wedgwood blue jasper vase & milk jar plus Portland vase at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Silvered glass engraved tumbler by Silvered Glass Co. at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Silvered glass smelling salts bottles by Silvered Glass Co. at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.
Porcelain chinois-Ly vase (1851) by Sèvres Manuf. (shown London Exposition 1851) at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Wedgwood blue jasper vase (shown London Expo 1851) & milk jar (early 19thC) plus Portland vase (1790) at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Silvered glass engraved tumbler (1851) by Silvered Glass Co. (shown London Expo 1851) at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Silvered glass smelling salts bottles (1851) by Silvered Glass Co. (shown London Expo 1851) at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.
Bottle & tumbler made of imitation malachite glass by Cristalleries du comte d'Harrach at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Silver Nef for opening of Suez Canal by Fannière Brothers of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.English glass replica of Koh-i-Noor Diamond by Falcon Glassworks of Apsley Pellatt of London exhibited at 1851 London world's fair at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Bottle & tumbler made of imitation malachite glass (1851) by Cristalleries du comte d'Harrach (shown London Expo 1851) at Arts et Metiers Museum. Paris, France.Silver Nef (table centerpiece in form of ship) (1869) for opening of Suez Canal by Fannière Brothers of Paris (shown London Expo 1871 & Paris Expo 1900) at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.English glass replica of Koh-i-Noor Diamond (1851) by Falcon Glassworks of Apsley Pellatt of London exhibited at 1851 London world's fair at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.

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