Dublin Crystal Palace 1853
Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:22 AM
Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:56 AM
It is hard to imagine this version of the Crystal Palace as much more than a symbol of British imperialism in 1853 and, therefore, shunned by many Irish people.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:11 AM
A very keen observation. The only thing that saved it in the eyes of the Irish is that it was entirely funded by William Dargan, head and developer of the Irish Railroad. The intent of the exhibition was to try and introduce the industrial revolution to Ireland, who was far behind all other european countries. It was not successful in doing so because, other that the upper classes, the common Irish country person could not identify with any of the technology of the time. Some limited Irish furniture industry was shown and of course the linen and lace industry was shown, which the Irish could identify with. Also Bog wood carvings and Celtic artifacts were showcased, but none of this insspired new Irish Industry. British exhibits were limited to those companies who were looking for in markets in Ireland, with little success. Actually during most of the fair season it was a venue for the upper & middle class to gather at the crystal palace to be seen and to listen to the daily organ recitals, but you ar right, the average irish citizen missed out. It was only during the last month of the that Dargan convinced railroads to offer very inexpensive excursions rate and combined with an admission ticket for almost nothing, did some of the general irish public get to see the crystal palace in Dublin. thanks Jim
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 10:16 AM
I plan on starting a few topics on early fairs Paris 1855, 1867 and London 1862 sometime soon. They all are fascinating stories in themsleves. Back to the Dublin Crystal Palace and its foreign representation. It amounted to Belgium, France, Austria, Prussia and the Zollverin. There were 3 courts - China, Japan and India. A great deal of the Indian Court was furnished by Queen Victoria herself along with items from the East India Museum. The Chinese court was organized by British importers and the Japanese court was the collection of the King of Holland.(The Dutch had done early trading with Japan before she closed her ports to Westerners). All three sections proved to be very popular
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I do not know how to insert or attach images I have on my computer. In some areas I am computer challanged. When I go to attach and I pull up a picture from my files, it says "No file selected"
Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:18 AM
As I type this reply there's a section just underneath this text box that says "Attachments". It has a field to enter a file name, a button with the word "Browse" and one that says "Clear Selection".
If you know the path to where your file is on your hard drive that you want to attach you can enter it in that first box.
Likewise you can use the "Browse" button to find it on your hard drive. Using either method, you need to select the file so the FULL path name shows up in the box on the left. If a picture is in a directory you need to include the whole path, starting with the drive letter, etc. Browsing and selecting will get that for you.
You then need to click the button "Attach This File". There may be a slight pause as the file is located and attached. In this case I have attached a file called "_EAT-1.jpg", then continued to type this message. I can now go and attach my second file following the same steps.
Under this text box and under the word "Attachments" you should now see a thumbnail of your attachments, the file names, and their sizes.
Once you've attached all of the files for the message you can click the "Add Reply" or "Preview Post" buttons. A preview will show a larger thumbnail of each image as part of your message.
Give that a try and let me know what happens. Remember - if you cannot see the whole path name to the file in that first box the system will not find your image to attach it.
This message should now have two attachments that were selected as described.
Posted 11 July 2009 - 01:30 PM
Some files were too large that is why I couldn't attach them
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