NY CRYSTAL PALACE- Original 1853 Engraving of the First World’s Fair in the US #1364
For some unknown reason, a great many historians and collectors refer to our Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1976 as the country’s first world’s fair.
It was in terms of size and scope but New York’s Crystal Palace just two years after the world’s first expo in London to be labeled a world’s fair stole the name, built a glass palace and had the country’s first world’s fair.
This magnificent period (1853) and of course frameable 8x10 inch engraving of New York’s Crystal Palace is quite rare and needs a home where it can be framed and enhance your home or office. It is in excellent condition with a bit of browning as you can see but it is not quite as dark as the photo. If you are intrigued by our first such exposition, please look at the very rare catalog from it in this sale as well.