1853 New York Crystal Palace

New York City, New York

America's first foray into the promotion of the fruits of the industrial age followed the successful 1851 Great Exhibition in England. It showcased the industrial achievements of the world and demonstrated the nationalistic pride of a relatively young nation and all that America stood for. The English influence lead to the construction of an American version of the English Crystal Palace in iron and glass as the Grand Hall for the Exhibition.

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New York Crystal Palace Official Medal

1853 · SH 1-1 BS · HK-5 · Brass

Designed and likely struck by Carl Stubenrauch of St. Louis, Missouri. Signature below Liberty’s foot.

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New York Crystal Palace Official Medal

1853 · SH 1-1 WM · HK-6 · White Metal

Struck for the first “International” Exposition held in the United States and hosted in New…

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Crystal Palace Industry of All Nations

1853 · SH 1-2 WM · HK-7A · White Metal

Engraved by George Hampden Lovett, micro signature G.H. Lovett N.Y. below the building. George Lovett…

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