Plate from the Illustrated London News. The ILN described 'the array of machines..not only wonderful and beautiful in itself, but every machine exhibited has claims upon our attention as playing a part in our daily wants as luxuries or necesities'. The exhibition was held in South Kensington, London, in a building designed by Captain Frances Fowke (1823-1865). The site which now houses the South Kensington museums and part of the machinery in motion exhibition still remains in the Science Museum, where the International Exhibition was housed.
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