Great Exhibition and construction of Crystal Palace

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Historical Context Essay

Ticket of Entrance to the Great Exhibition showing the Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace was first erected in Hyde Park, central London, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 which put on display all a cornucopia of commodities, the products of the new industrial system. The exhibition was a project launched by Prince Albert in 1849 in his capacity as President of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures and was intended to provide an opportunity for …

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Clark, Robert. "Great Exhibition and construction of Crystal Palace". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 February 2005
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