History - Commissariato Italiano Esposizione Universale di Shanghai 2010

The 1850s

1851 - London - England

In the second half of the nineteenth century Exhibitions became a unique means of spreading industrial culture, latest results of technological research, the application of science to industry, work and everyday life. It spread the feeling of wellbeing which was thought, would have become worldwide very quickly. England was the first to host the first big International Industrial Exhibition in London in 1851. For the occasion the architect Paxton projected Crystal Palace inside Hyde Park. The exhibition, which remained open for almost five months, was visited by about 6.000.000 people. During the Exhibition the American Hughes inaugurated the first telegraph cable which ran under the sea.