A coloured lithograph showing boats in the Indian Court in the Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, London, from 'Dickinsons' Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851'. Visitors are speaking to an Indian man on the right. People from Britain's colonies were a part of the exhibition. 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 in the spectacular Crystal Palace built in London's Hyde Park, was the first industrial exhibition. Over 100,000 exhibits were shown from around the world.
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