Smithsonian Libraries; World's Fairs; Crystal Palace; Exhibition Hall; Architecture -19th century

A Crystal Palace


English publishers William Robert Dickinson (1815-1887), Lowes Cato Dickinson (1819-1908) and Gilbert Bell Dickinson (1825-1908) received a royal commission to compile this colorful folio commemorating Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations held in Hyde Park, London May to October, 1851. The folio includes 55 chromolithographic plates depicting the building and exhibitions of the fair reproduced from paintings by English watercolorists and lithographers Joseph Nash (1809-1878) and Louis Haghe (1806-1885) and Scottish painter David Roberts (1796-1864).
Smithsonian Libraries; World's Fairs; Crystal Palace; Exhibition Hall; Architecture -19th century