Sunday, August 23, 2015

Let's sneak into the 1851 WORLDS FAIR

a poster for the 1851 Great Exhibition London, showing the entire Earth's people
"All the World's going to see the Great Exhibition Of 1851"
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
 1851 Great Exhibition day ticket
"Exhibition of 1851, Admission at The Southern Entrance, 
and at no other"

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
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
1851 Crystal Palace exterior
the Crystal Palace washrooms are patrolled for Victorian criminals
... dippers,  ladybirds and mashers are prohibited
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
a photograph of the 1851 Crystal Palace
a photograph of the Crystal Palace       click image twice for full size
        
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rejected Turner design for the 1851 Crystal Palace
this earlier design was rejected for the Crystal Palace       click twice
        
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1851 Crystal Palace public visitors
for the average 1851 public,  this was overstimulating and tiring ... 
there are whiffs of camphor, vanilla, sawdust, peppermint and people
click twice
        
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Dunin's Expanding figure, seven thousand steel pieces of springs and slides on a mechanically expanding human figure
"Dunin's Expanding figure"  seven thousand steel pieces of springs and slides
on a mechanically expanding human figure
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
1851 Crystal Palace African throne
a king's throne from an African nation      click twice
        
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A glass-blowing performance at the 1851 Great Exhibition of London
a glass-blowing performance
        
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the 1851 Crystal Palace garden wing botanical wing, a photograph
the botanical wing in the 1851 Crystal Palace     click twice 
    
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The 1851 Crystal Palace interior levels
the 1851 Great Exhibition of London Crystal Palace interior crowds
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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The Mass of Rock Crystal at the 1851 Great Exhibition London
"The Mass of Rock Crystal"
  
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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 the all-new 1851 carriages that would take us there
click twice
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
stained-glass at the 1851 Crystal Palace
a bench for resting     click twice
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
Wyld's Great Globe 1851 Great Exhibition
Wyld's Great Globe      click image twice
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
1851 Crystal Palace sheet-iron dome
the Crystal Palace sheet-iron dome from inside,  with stained glass windows 
click twice
        
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the 1851 Great Exhibition of London double staircase
a double staircase       click twice
        
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earlier construction of an illuminating roof at the 1851 Great Exhibition London
earlier construction of an illuminating roof       click twice
        
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1851 Great Exhibition London Crystal Palace illuminating roof, a colour illustration
the completed illuminating roof       click twice
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
1851 Great Exhibition London stuffed cats plaing cards
it was common in World's Fairs to display stuffed animals in human
pose, as well as human skeletons playing cards or whatever
click twice
        
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Comic Electric Telegraph, 1851 Great Exhibition London, a very early display of magnetic electricity moved the mouth
"Comic Electric Telegraph"    a very early display of magnetic electricity moved the mouth
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
a paper mache chair at the 1851 Great Exhibition London, some 1800s homes had fake furniture for aesthetic appearance
a paper mache chair ... some 1800s homes had fake furniture for aesthetic appearance
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
performer Signor Ethardo walked a ball up a spiral ramp 1851 Great Exhibition London, illustrated
performer Signor Ethardo walked a ball up a spiral ramp
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
interior trees at the Crystal Palace at the 1851 Great Exhibition of London
interior trees at the Crystal Palace
        
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the Egyptian relics display at the 1851 Great Exhibition of London
the Egyptian relics display
        
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the Crystal Fountain, made of four tons of pure crystal glass
the Crystal Fountain,  made of four tons of pure crystal glass
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
1864 new Crystal Palace dinosaur display
when the Great Exhibition ended,  the Crystal Palace was moved
out of Hyde Park to a new site in 1856 with an added dinosaur display 
click twice
        
1851 WORLDS FAIR
          
1864 Crystal Palace pneumatic railway
the 1864 Crystal Palace pneumatic railway (air pressure tunnel)
was also built at the new location      click twice
           

Sunday, August 16, 2015

"A Penny for Your Thoughts?"

Caspar David Friedrich 1818 Wanderer above the Sea of Fog
a Caspar David Friedrich painting,  1818     click image twice for full size
      
T H O U G H T S
              
Willie Geiger book plate 1905, a thinking man
a Willie Geiger book plate,  1905
     
T H O U G H T S
      
Arnold Bocklin painting 1800s
an Arnold Böcklin painting,  1800s     click twice 
     
T H O U G H T S
      
Burne Hogarth's Tarzan of The Apes
Burne Hogarth's Tarzan of The Apes
      
T H O U G H T S
              
a 1947 thinking man is confused and surrounded by graphic question marks
1947
    
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a Gustave Doré illustration of satan thinking
a Gustave Doré illustration
    
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a Vin Guliani illustration 1967, the inner man
a 1967 Vin Guliani illustration
      
T H O U G H T S
              
a Franklin Booth illustration of a woman thinking
a Franklin Booth illustration
           
T H O U G H T S
          
Stefan Żechowski art, bad thoughts demon
Stefan Żechowski     click twice
      
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an Edmund J. Sullivan book illustration of a demon
an Edmund J. Sullivan book illustration
              
T H O U G H T S
                      
a Dave Passalacqua illustration of a man and woman thinking
a Dave Passalacqua illustration       click twice
     
T H O U G H T S
      
a photograph by Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
a photograph by Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
      
T H O U G H T S
              
a 1970 business thoughts illustration
a 1970 illustration about business concerns
    
T H O U G H T S
      
Stella Langdale book illustration
a Stella Langdale book illustration,  1900s
      
T H O U G H T S
      
a  W. Heath Robinson book illustration
      
T H O U G H T S
      
Andy Virgil illustration woman at cafe
an Andy Virgil magazine illustration
      
T H O U G H T S
      
Joseph Clement Coll illustration
a  Joseph Clement Cole illustration detail     click twice
      
T H O U G H T S
      
Arthur Gaskin book illustration scheming king
an  Arthur Gaskin book illustration     click twice
      
T H O U G H T S
      
Fred Barnard book illustration from Dickens
a Fred Barnard book illustration     click twice
      
T H O U G H T S
      
Georges Seurat painting seated nude
a Georges Seurat painting
      
T H O U G H T S
              
1938 stairs on a cinema stage
a 1938 cinema stage       click twice
    
T H O U G H T S
              
an Andrew Loomis illustration of a teenage girl thinking
an Andrew Loomis illustration
    
T H O U G H T S
              
a Henry Patrick Raleigh illustration of a man thinking
a Henry Patrick Raleigh illustration       click twice
    
T H O U G H T S
      
Edward Gorey cartoonan Edward Gorey cartoon,  "On the shore a bat, or possibly an umbrella . . . disengaged itself from the shrubbery . . . causing those nearby to recollect the miseries of childhood."
      
T H O U G H T S
              
a Harpo Marx portrait photograph, the thinker
Harpo Marx
     
T H O U G H T S
              
Stimpy by Scott Wills
Stimpy by Scott Wills       click twice
     
T H O U G H T S
              
1963 erotic photograph
1963
     
T H O U G H T S
              
a 1968 illustration about the human brain and thoughts
a 1968 illustration
     
T H O U G H T S
              
a Joseph Clement Coll illustration of a man thinking
a Joseph Clement Coll illustration       click twice
     
T H O U G H T S
              
a Bernie Fuchs illustration of a USA politician thinking
a Bernie Fuchs illustration       click twice
     
T H O U G H T S
      
Agnes Miller Parker illustration on scraperboard scratchboard
an Agnes Miller Parker illustration,  1940s?