The Great Exhibition of 1851

Welcome to the virtual exhibit on the Great Exhibition of 1851. Within these pages, you will find photographs and artistic renderings of the exhibition and of Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace. In the commentary section, you will find a catalogue essay discussing the international and national dimensions of the exhibit. In the slideshow section, you will see a selection of images depicting some of the exhibitions exhibits, as well as some popular accounts in the media of the time. Enjoy!