Exhibition, London: 'Telescopic View of the Great Exhibition, 1851',
Hand-colored concertina view
(peep show) that folds out to 7" wide x 6 1/4" high and
24" in length (18
x 16 cm X 64 cm deep).
[London]: Published by C. Lane, 46
Stanhope St. Hampstead Rd., 1851 ([London]: C. Moody's Lithographic
10-panel lithographic book with a
peep hole on the front section.
All pop-up sections are in all original
in fine condition with no loss or tears. The original linen bellows are in
great shape. See photos.
A similar peepshow of the Great
Hall was also made that year – but it has less layers. This is the large one.
10 panels including cover. Being hand colored, these peepshows have great
variations in color, ranging from subtle to bright. This one is very bright.
three-dimensional glimpse into London's 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition.
The brilliantly hand colored peepshow scene shows the Crystal Palace interior
along with its exhibitors and guests, fountains and trees.
to be the World’s first World’s fair, the 1851 great Exhibition was
enthusiastically supported by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. A beautiful
structure known as the Crystal palace the was built to house the exhibition.
This peepshow depicts that gorgeous interior in a huge building built of glass
and wrought iron. You can also see all
the numerous statues, trees, and foliage that were brought in.