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New York Crystal Palace

New York Crystal Palace
Title
New York Crystal Palace
Date 
ca.1854
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 26 x 28 1/4 in. ( 66 x 71.8 cm )
Description 
Cotton copper-engraved kerchief with an image of the New York Crystal Palace; printed in black ink on a white ground; yellow border with blue dots.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1951.83
Marks 
printed: below image: "NEW YORK CRYSTAL PALACE."
Gallery Label 
The New York Crystal Palace was modeled after the Crystal Palace built in London in 1951. It was erected between 40th and 42nd streets, east of sixth avenue. The palace housed the first American World's fair and was opened on July 11, 1853. It had six thousand exhibits from the United States, Canada, the West Indes, and Europe. It closed on October 31, 1854, and the building was used various public purposes. On October 5, 1858, a fire broke out in the building and within minutes was destroyed.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group