Time travel back and visit some of the wonders from the Crystal Palace exposition of 1851. A selection of engraved plates from “John Tallis’s history and description of the Crystal Palace and the exhibition of the world’s industry in 1851.” Collections of the University of Heidelberg.

"Oriental chair, manufactured by Jennens & Bettridge." Page 3b.
“Oriental chair, manufactured by Jennens & Bettridge.” Page 3b. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/tallis1851bd1/0037/image
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“Group of Dresden China, exhibited in the Saxony Department.” Page 152c. G. Greatbach, engraver after a daguerreotype. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/tallis1851bd1/0197/image
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“Chessmen in Ivory by Staight of Walbrook.” Page 30f. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/tallis1851bd1/0041/image
"Model of an Indian State Barge
“Model of an Indian State Barge exhibited by the Honorable East India Company.” Page 30f. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/tallis1851bd1/0041/image
"Sledge from the Canadian Court" (detail). Page 52b. G. Greatbach, engraver, after a drawing by H. Mason.
“Sledge from the Canadian Court” (detail). Page 52b. G. Greatbach, engraver, after a drawing by H. Mason. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/tallis1851bd1/0072/image
"HRH Albert, Prince of Wales in the character of winter" and "HRH The Princess Royal in the character of summer." 30d.
“HRH Albert, Prince of Wales in the character of winter” and “HRH The Princess Royal in the character of summer.” 30d. Engraved by C. Holl after a daguerreotype of the original by Mary Thornycroft. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/tallis1851bd1/0039/image
"Jewels of the Queen of Spain"
“Jewels of the Queen of Spain” headdress and shoulder knot in diamonds, pearls, rubies and emeralds and bouquet in diamonds, pearls and emeralds, both made by Lemonniere, Paris. Page 80b. G. Greatbach, engraver, after drawings by H. Mason. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/tallis1851bd1/0107/image
"Shield and Arms" by Lepage and Delacour" (sabres) and Gueyton (pistols). Page 64b
“Shield and Arms” by Lepage and Delacour” (sabres) and Gueyton (pistols). Page 64b. E. Silby, engraver after drawings by H. Mason. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. In the public domain. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/tallis1851bd1/0086/image

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