1851 Dress worn by Queen Victoria at the Great Exhibition
Queen Victoria wore this gorgeous dress to the opening of the Great Exhibition in 1851. The exhibition, planned by Prince Albert and collaborators, has been called the first world's fair. The official name was Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Continents and it ran from 1 May to 15 October 1851. The whole fair was housed under a glass and iron structure designed by Joseph Paxton, nicknamed the Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace had, among other things, rest rooms costing a penny to use. The Crystal Palace, intended as a temporary structure and relocated elsewhere in London after the exhibition, burned down in 1936.
Posted to Foro Dinastias by Veronica by 29 September 2009.