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The Art of Inventing and the Inventor as Artist: Intellectual Property at the Great Exhibition

Clare Pettitt

in Patent Inventions - Intellectual Property and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253203
eISBN:
9780191719172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253203.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In May 1851, the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations was held at Hyde Park in London, England. There was so much in this Exhibition that was copied, imitated, die-cast, ... More


Preparing for the Exhibition

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how religious issues permeated preparations for the Exhibition. Most importantly, at the Mansion House banquet on 21 March 1850 Prince Albert unambiguously portrayed the ... More


On Display: The Building, Its Contents, and English Protestantism

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

While many religious writers praised Paxton's innovative design, often likening it to a temple or the modern equivalent of a medieval cathedral, High Churchmen and Roman Catholics abhorred the ... More


Paradise Regained

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the optimistic Christians who envisaged the Exhibition as the herald of a better world. The first section shows that the dispersion at Babel (Gen. 11:1‐9) was seen by ... More


Religious Organizations

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

This chapter charts the immense efforts made by several religious organizations, including missionary societies, to engage with the large numbers of visitors expected in London, Their activities ... More


Catholic, Secular, and Jewish Perceptions

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

This chapter shows how the social and political concerns of Catholics, secularists, and Jews influenced their perceptions of the Exhibition. Just as some Protestants perceived the Exhibition as a ... More


The Exhibition: Close and Retrospect

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

The first half of this chapter addresses the role of religion in the closing ceremonies and how the religious periodical press assessed the place of the Exhibition in contemporary history. In the ... More


Introduction

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

Two issues are addressed in this chapter. First, the standard secular interpretation is shown to be an inadequate account of contemporary reactions to the Exhibition because it ignores the extensive ... More


Fears and Dangers

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the many contemporary publications expressing anxiety that the Exhibition would undermine the Protestant faith in Britain. For some the threat came from foreign atheists intent ... More


Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Geoffrey Cantor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

New research challenges the standard portrayal of the Great Exhibition as a manifestly secular event confined to celebrating the success of science, technology, and manufacturing. This innovative ... More


Things Seen and Unseen

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

One of the main issues of contention among religious writers was whether and to what extent the outwardly worldly Exhibition, with its extensive displays of material artefacts, could be reconciled ... More


Scientific Institutions

Geoffrey Cantor

in Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276684
eISBN:
9780191603389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276684.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter seeks to analyse the involvement of Jews and Quakers in a range of scientific institutions. One is the Royal Society of London, the membership of which was open to non-Anglicans since no ... More


‘All that is sacred is profaned’: balloons, fairs, ballads and the Great Exhibition

Jo Briggs

in Novelty fair: British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089640
eISBN:
9781526109590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089640.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

The final three chapters of this book consider 1851. Firstly I consider the relationship between the Great Exhibition and fairs as highlighted in the texts of broadside ballads, and draw attention to ... More


The Crystal Jerusalem: Evangelical Methodology and the Great Exhibition

Joseph Stubenrauch

in The Evangelical Age of Ingenuity in Industrial Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783374
eISBN:
9780191826290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783374.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Historians have used the Great Exhibition of 1851 as a vantage point from which to survey the essential characteristics of the Victorian period. In their interpretations, the Exhibition, whether ... More


Hearing Things: Musical Objects at the 1851 Great Exhibition

Flora Willson

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

Willson addresses music’s epistemological status: what kind of object of knowledge music was held to be, what material artifacts could speak for it, and in what kind of Museum. The occasion is the ... More


‘The Pound and the Shilling’: romance and the cash nexus at the Great Exhibition

Jo Briggs

in Novelty fair: British visual culture between Chartism and the Great Exhibition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719089640
eISBN:
9781526109590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089640.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on John Leech’s famous image of class harmony at the Crystal Palace, ‘The Pound and the Shilling,’ first published in Punch on 14 June 1851. The cartoon is placed in the context ... More


‘The spirit of craft and money-making’: The Indignities of Literature in the 1850s

Clare Pettitt

in Patent Inventions - Intellectual Property and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253203
eISBN:
9780191719172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253203.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Both Charles Dickens and William Thackeray supported Sir Henry Cole's aim to publicise the benefits to the consumer of free international trade through the Great Exhibition of 1851 held in London, ... More


The Prism of Pain: Villette and History (2)

Heather Glen

in Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Lucy Snowe's narrative poses a distinctive challenge to that gospel of effectiveness and well-being being publicly celebrated and ostentatiously proclaimed in the England in which Villette was ... More


Charlotte Brontë: The Imagination in History

Heather Glen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272556
eISBN:
9780191699627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272556.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This study of Charlotte Brontë's novels draws on original research in a range of early Victorian writings, on subjects ranging from women's day-dreaming to sanitary reform, from the Great Exhibition ... More


“Why Is a Raven … ?”: The Rise of Postal Products from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Vanity Fair (1848) to the Pages of the Great Exhibition Catalogue (1851)

Catherine J. Golden

in Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033792
eISBN:
9780813039336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033792.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks at an arguably unexpected outcome of postal reform — the production and consumption of materials that accompanied the Victorian revolution in letter writing. Demand grew for ... More


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