Recollections of the Great Exhibition, 1851: Contents
Lithographer Day & Son, Ltd., London British
Publisher Lloyd Brothers & Co. British
Publisher Simpkin, Marshall & Co. British
Not on view
At the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, held in London in 1851, displays of art and manufacture were shown at the Crystal Palace, a specially-built glass and iron building in Hyde park designed by Joseph Paxton. Between May and October more than six million visitors flocked to view thousands of objects organized by theme and place of origin at this first world’s fair. Here, the publishers list twenty-four hand-colored lithographs that offered well-to-do visitors a detailed and beautifully produced souvenir.