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An authentic view of the Great Industrial Exhibition Palace of 1851.
[Germany] : [G. & W.], [1851?]
Physical Description:
1 peepshow : hand-colored lithographs ; 14 x 18 cm (closed), expanding to 46 cm (open)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
T690.C1 A9 1851 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Title from lid of box.
Comprises five separate lithographs on different picture planes connected at the sides by paper folded accordion style; lithographs are hand-colored; peephole lens mounted on lid of box; last lithograph pasted into box bottom.
Illustration on the lid of the box shows an exterior view of the Crystal Palace drawn within a decorative border; the initials "G & W" appear within a floral wreath beneath a crown.
"It is an extremely crowded and claustrophobic scene; there is a curious abundance of elaborate chandeliers. The building and the scenes inside it are the products of somebody's fertile imagination."--Hyde.
Hyde, R. Paper peepshows, cat. 169, and page 47
Subject Terms:
Crystal Palace (Great Exhibition, 1851, London, England) -- Pictorial works.
Exhibitions -- England -- London -- Pictorial works.
Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England) -- Pictorial works.
Tunnel books.
Accordion fold format (Binding)
Hand coloring.

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