The Great Exhibition of 1851

Digital Scholarship from English 480/580 at Oregon State University

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The watercolour shows the architect's attempt to impose a remarkable coherence on the diversity of the interior by his bold choice of the primary colours of rich reds and blues to provide an overall background for the exhibits. Visitors can be seen…

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Photograph by P. H. Delamotte showing the great nave of the Crystal Palace in South London, 1854

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This fan commemorates the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations of 1851. Prince Albert organised the exhibition to celebrate the products and manufactures of the world. The site was Joseph Paxton’s ‘Crystal Palace’ in Hyde…

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An authentic account of the Chinese commission which was sent to report on the Great Exhibition.pdf
A rhyming story about the visit of members of the Chinese commission to the fair.

Belgium, 1852.pdf
Large color print of the country's exhibition

Collection of images and articles regarding the exhibits - classes X-XIX.pdf

Collection of images and articles regarding the exhibits - classes XX-XXIII.pdf
Vol III: classes XX-XXIII. Highly detailed and extensive collection of cuttings from newspapers, pamphlets and similar publications depicting textiles, jewellry, furniture, ornaments, and domestic appliances exhibited at the fair.

Collection of images and articles regarding the exhibits - classes XXVII-XXX.pdf
Vol V: classes XXVII-XXX. Highly detailed and extensive collection of cuttings from newspapers, pamphlets and similar publications depicting furniture, ornaments, religious decorations, and domestic appliances exhibited at the fair. Also features…

Engine Pit of the Walbottle Colliery.pdf
A detailed guide to the Crystal Palace and the objects on display.
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