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Event handkerchief

Date:
1851
Culture:
British
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
L. 28 1/2 x W. 28 7/8 inches (loom width) 72.4 x 73.3 cm
Classification:
Textiles-Printed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1964
Accession Number:
64.30.2
Not on view
Inscription: (at top) THE/GREAT/EXHIBITION/of the/INDUSTRY/of/ALL NATIONS./LONDON, JUNE 1851
(below main scene) Designed by JOSEPH PAXTON OF Chatsworth. Erected by FOX, HENDERSON & Co., LONDON. Length of Building 1848 feet, Width 408 feet, Height of roof 66 feet. Height of Transcept 108 feet./ Area 752,832 Feet, Cubic contents 33,000,000 Feet, Cast Iron employed 3500 Tons; Wrought Iron 600 Tons; Wood 600,000 Cubic Feet, Glass 900,000 Feet of 400 Tons weight./ Commenced 1st Sept.r, 1850. Completed 1st May 1851.
(center bottom with Britannia) Concordia...
Green , 1964; sold to MMA
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