Lithographs from ‘Dickensons’ Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851’. The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations took place in the specially built Crystal Palace in London from 1st May to 11th October 1851. Tickets were initially priced at £3 for gentlemen, £2 for ladies and from 24th May the less wealthy public could enter for a shilling. Six million people came to view the 100,000 objects which were shown by 15,000 exhibitors from all over the world. The Queen remarked in her diary that “every conceivable invention” was on display including items such as a folding piano, a machine for printing and folding envelopes and a ‘defensive umbrella’ as well as examples of crafts and minerals like the Koh-i-Noor diamond.
Venture Brothers + David Bowie = Win.
yes, he’s a character in the Venture Brothers.
Bringing out my Sovereign Bowie in honor of Mr. Bowie’s birthday.
“Children Dreaming of Toys”, frontispiece of A Christmas Tree Fairy, pub. 1886 by Lizzie Mack, 1886.
“It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.”
Illustration by Risko
THIS. THIS. THIS.