View of the Nave - Great Exhibition 1851
Published by Ackermann
From the American Gallery
Museum no. 19643
The exhibits ranged from heavy machinery and raw materials to handmade and manufactured goods and fine art. The complicated classification system divided all the displays into four categories: Raw Materials, Machinery, Manufactures and Fine Art.
Food produce and lumps of coal coexisted with steam engines and steel hammers, pianos, jewellery, clothes, sculpture, timber, ivory and so on. The means of production (machinery, materials) were shown alongside the products of that process, which ranged from household goods to purely decorative objects.
This print can be found in Print Room Box 4a.