Recollections of the Great Exhibition, 1851: Contents
Day & Son, Ltd. (London)
Lloyd Brothers & Co. (London)
Simpkin, Marshall & Co. (London)
Sheet: 15 15/16 × 22 1/16 in. (40.5 × 56 cm)
Purchase, Anne Stern Gift, 1976
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 designed by Joseph Paxton and erected in Hyde Park. 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. This sheet lists the titles of the related set of twenty-four hand-colored lithographs that offered well-to-do visitors a detailed and beautifully produced souvenir.