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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Majolica - 160 Years

Can you believe that Google decided to recognize the 160 Birthday of the "World's Fair" with the great Google graphic below?

May 1, 2011, was the 160th Anniversary of the “World’s Fair”; or specifically The Great Exhibition of 1851, in Hyde Park, London.

Victorian Majolica was introduced to the world at the Great Exhibition 1851 by Herbert Minton, of Stoke-on-Trent, England.

A world's fair is a gathering of people from many parts of ...the world, at which they demonstrate their products and their arts, and promote their homelands. The modern string of world's fairs began in the middle of the nineteenth century, when the industrial revolution was unfolding.

The poet Tennyson referred to the Great Exhibition of 1851 as "the world's great fair," and the exhibition was popularly and widely referred to as "the world's fair." Since then every such event has been similarly described.

Happy 160th birthday "Victorian Majolica".

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