Tag Archives: 1862

Love 1862: The Great British Bake Off

Today we’re celebrating the marriage of Victoria and Albert, wed upon this day in 1840, and we need a proper cake befitting the occasion… how about these two showstoppers exhibited at the 1862 International Exhibition?  Cassell’s Illustrated Guide takes us … Continue reading

Posted in The Objects | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Love 1862: The Great British Bake Off

Love 1862: An Introduction

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are well known for being one of the most romantic couples in the history of the British monarchy. So when the editors of visit1862 discovered that the anniversary of their wedding (10th February 1840) falls … Continue reading

Posted in The Objects | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Love 1862: An Introduction

The Empty Chair: Designing A ‘Royal’ Experience

Today’s publishing date of this post marks an important date for nineteenth-century historians, for it was on Tuesday 22nd January 1901 that Queen Victoria died, at the grand old age of 81 at her beloved Osborne House.  The royal couple … Continue reading

Posted in The Experience | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Empty Chair: Designing A ‘Royal’ Experience

The Festival Ode

We think that Tennyson’s poem merits inclusion in The Objects column, as our research is discovering that poetry celebrating International Exhibitions was quite a typical Victorian response to these events.  Inventive (if rather florid) rhyming couplets can be found in … Continue reading

Posted in The Objects | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The Festival Ode