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.Medal showing Crystal Palace from Universal Exposition of London 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.
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.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 (1862) 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.
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.

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