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Love 1862: Exhibition of International Love

The 1860s are not a period well known for international peace and co-operation.  In 1859 the Austrian Empire and Sardiniar had engaged in the second War of Italian Independence; between 1861 and 1865 America was drawn into civil war; between … Continue reading

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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

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