Sunday, August 23, 2015

Let's sneak into the 1851 WORLDS FAIR

1851 Great Exhibition day ticket
"Exhibition of 1851, Admission at The Southern Entrance, 
and at no other"     Great Exhibition of London.         
      
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
1851 Great Exhibition season ticket
"Season Ticket of Admission to the Exhibition of the Works of Industry
of all nations 1851"   It costs the public one shilling a day to attend.
        
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1851 Crystal Palace exterior
The Crystal Palace washrooms are patrolled for Victorian criminals:
dippers,  ladybirds and mashers are prohibited.
        
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1851 Crystal Palace public visitors
For the average 1851 public, this is overstimulating and tiring. 
There are whiffs of camphor, vanilla, sawdust, peppermint and people.
click image twice for full size
        
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"Dunin's Expanding figure"  seven thousand steel pieces of springs and slides on a mechanically expanding human figure:  for more on this,  click  Dunin's Expanding Figure
        
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1851 Crystal Palace African throne
A king's throne from an African nation      click twice
        
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A glass-blowing performance
        
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1851 Crystal Palace garden wing
the botanical wing in the 1851 Crystal Palace     click twice 
    
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The 1851 Crystal Palace interior levels
if we close our eyes,  the crowds sound the same as they do in 2015 
click twice

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Mass of crystalized alum 1851 London world fair
you never know when you might need a mass of crystalized alum.
        
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Turner design for 1851 Great Exhibition
This earlier Turner design for the main structure was rejected,
and soon replaced by The Crystal Palace instead.     see full size 
       
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Carriage department at 1851 Great Exhibition
"Carriage Department"   Fall in love with the feel of the road.   This is where transportation
was headed,  and these were these all-new 1851 carriages that would take us there.
        
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stained-glass at the 1851 Crystal Palace
a bench for resting     click twice
        
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Wyld's Great Globe 1851 Great Exhibition
Wyld's Great Globe      click image twice
        
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1851 Crystal Palace sheet-iron dome
the Crystal Palace sheet-iron dome from inside,  with stained glass windows 
click twice
        
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1851 Great Exhibition poster
When the Great Exhibition ended,  the Crystal Palace
was moved out of Hyde Park.     click twice
        
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1864 new Crystal Palace dinosaur display
here's the new site in 1856 with an added dinosaur display   see full size
        
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1864 Crystal Palace pneumatic railway
the 1864 Crystal Palace pneumatic railway (air pressure tunnel)
was also built at the new location     click twice
           
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