The front entrance of the Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, London that housed the Great Exhibition of 1851, the first World's Fair.
'The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Science for young readers
Lloyd's Recollections of the Great Exhibition 1851
The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, home to the Great Exhibition of 1851
Crystal Palace - interior
View from the Knightsbridge Road of The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park for Grand International Exhibition of 1851 Dedicated to the Royal Commissioners., London: Read & Co. Engravers & Printers, 1851.
Photograph of a triangular shaped machinery on two feet with a central shaft. Inscribed `J. Nasmyth's patent' and `J. Nasmyth & Co Engineers, Manchester'.
This photograph is from Volume II (RCIN 2800001) of ' Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851: Reports by the Juries on the Subjects in the Thirty Classes into which the Exhibition was Divided'. The incredibly successful Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, commonly known as the Great Exhibition, ran from May to October 1851. At the exhibition's conclusion, over 100 copies of the four volume 'Reports by the Juries' were distributed to foreign governments and notable participants. The reports consist of the juries' comments and assessments of the works displayed in the exhibition. The idea and decision to illustrate the reports with photographs is attributed to Prince Albert (1819-61).
Provenance - Presented to Queen Victoria
Mounted Calotype depicting a scene from the Great Exhibition of 1851. From Henry Fox Talbot's presentation report, Spicer Brothers, Wholesale Stationers, W. Clowes & Sons, Printers, 1852.
1851: Steam Engine by B Hick and Son
Photograph of Locomotive No. 1, Sydney
This image is especially relevant to the Powerhouse Museum collections as it is the earliest photographic record of Australia's first Locomotive. Appropriately named Locomotive No. 1, this train is now part of the Powerhouse Collection. This locomotive arrived in Sydney in February 1855 and worked on the NSW rail lines until March 1877 when it was withdrawn from operation after having travelled more than 250,000 kms.
Steam locomotive with a group of men gathered around it, ca. 1880
Locomotief van Crampton op de Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations van 1851 in het Crystal Palace in Londen, Claude-Marie Ferrier (attributed to), 1851