'The Transept', 1851.
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
A coloured lithograph of the transept of the Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, London, from 'Dickinsons' Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851'. Published in 1854, this book contains lithographed copies of original paintings by Nash, Haghe and Roberts, commissioned by Prince Albert (1841-1910). The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, held in 1851, was the first industrial exhibition. It was housed in the spectacular Crystal Palace, designed by Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) and built in London's Hyde Park. Over 100,000 exhibits were shown from around the world.