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Great Industrial Exhibition Opening, 1851

Great Industrial Exhibition Opening, 1851

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Entitled: The great industrial exhibition of 1851. Plate 1. The inauguration. The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London, from May 1st to October 11th, 1851. It was the first in a series of World's Fair exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular in the 19th century and was a much anticipated event. The Great Exhibition was organized by Henry Cole and Prince Albert, husband of the reigning monarch, Queen Victoria. Six million people - equivalent to a third of the entire population of Britain at the time - visited the Great Exhibition. The event made a surplus of 186,000 ( 18,190,000 in 2015), which was used to found the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Victoria (May 24, 1819 - January 22, 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Her reign is known as the Victorian era. It was.

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