I am going to be focusing on subjects in this series that needed dedicated posts, based on noteworthy information that I found in my research. One of these subjects is Exhibitions, Expositions and World Fairs since 1851.
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations of 1851, in London, was the first in a series of World’s Fairs, exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular in the 19th-century.
What does that eight-pointed star represent in the above brochure, and the designs on the side?
The following are details from the Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater, a theater of Moorish-appearance, in Menomonie, Wisconsin, on the right compared with the brochure details on the left.
Interesting to note that King Kalakaua on the left has two eight-pointed stars pinned to his jacket in his portrait, and in this portrait of Prince Regent George on the right, his sash is covering a star with at least three-points.
I believe these were symbols and design elements important to the original ancient advanced Moorish civilization.
I think there was a hostile takeover of the planet after a deliberately-caused cataclysm that result in a world-wide flood of mud which wiped out the original civilization.
There was an almost two-year period of extremely cold, enduring weather in Ireland between 1740 and 1741. The cause is not known and this information is in the historical record, but is not common knowledge.
Hundreds of thousand of people in Ireland died in the cold snap, about 1/5th of the population at the time. To this day, it is the longest period of extreme cold in modern European history, and it led to food riots, famine, epidemics, and death.
What if the explanation involves a disruption in the fabric of space-time?
What if it took the beings involved in the cataclysm and take-over around 100-years to dig the original infrastructure out of the mud flow?
What if the timeline we have been taught about in school actually starts in the mid-1800s, with a new, false historical narrative superimposed onto this infrastructure? One which brought cruelty, great suffering, degradation, and division to Humanity?
What if the original order of society was turned upside-down, and we have been the subjects of a vast human and social engineering project, not for our best interest but that of other beings?
What if these Exhibitions, Expositions, and World Fairs, starting in 1851, were showcasing the technology and architectural wonders of the original civilization before being hidden away or forever destroyed?
The purpose of the first Great Exhibition in 1851 was said to be making clear to the world Britain’s role as industrial leader, while at the same time it provided a platform on which other countries from around the world could display their achievements.
It was organized by Sir Henry Cole, British civil servant and inventor, and Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria.
We are told that it took only 9-months to develop it, from plans and organization to the Grand Opening with Queen Victoria.
It was also referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition, in reference to what was called a temporary structure in which it was held. Let’s take a closer look at this so-called temporary structure.
Also known as “The Great Shalimar” a reference to the Mughal Garden complex in Lahore Pakistan, where you see the eight-pointed star and similar design-patterns that I just showed you on the Great Exhibition brochure, in Wisconsin, and on royalty.
The Shalimar Gardens are located at the Lahore Fort.
The Crystal Palace was said to have been designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, a gardener and greenhouse builder, and built in Hyde Park to house the Exhibition.
Sir Joseph was also said to have been commissioned by Baron Mayer Rothschild in 1850 to design the Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire, said to be one of the greatest country houses built during the Victorian area.
The Crystal Palace was described as a massive glass house that was 1,848-feet, or 563-meters, long, by 454-feet, or 138-meters, wide, and constructed from cast-iron frame components and glass. There were statues on the inside, and trees – said to demonstrate man’s triumph over nature.
Between May 1st and October 15th of 1851, six-million people were said to visit the Exhibition, including famous people of the time like Charles Darwin, Samuel Colt, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, and Alfred Lord Tennyson.
The proceeds generated by the Great Exhibition of 1851 were then said to be used to found the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1852…
…which happens to look very similar to the Natural History Museum in Milan, Italy, which was said to have been founded in 1838.
Proceeds from the Great Exhibition were also used to found the Science Museum in 1857…
…and the Natural History Museum in London in 1881.
What was the fate of the the Crystal Palace itself?
Well, we are told the Crystal Palace was moved and re-erected in 1854 to Sydenham Hill in South London, and was later destroyed by fire in 1936.
How did they manage to move a massive building of plate-glass and cast-iron, said to be three times larger than St. Paul’s Cathedral in London?
Between 1853 and 1854, the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations was held in New York in Bryant Park in Manhattan New York in the wake of what was considered the highly successful Great Exhibition in London.
It aimed to showcase the new industrial achievements of the world, and to demonstrate the nationalistic pride of a relatively young nation.
The exhibition committee was led by Jacob Westervelt, New York City Mayor, considered to be a renowned and prolific ship-builder, and Admiral Samuel Du Pont, a member of the prominent Du Pont family, was the General Superintendent.
Another Crystal Palace was built here for the Exhibition. We are told it was constructed in 1853, and designed by German Architect Karl Gildemeister and Danish Army Officer Georg Carstensen, and said to have been inspired by the Crystal Palace in London.
The American poet Walt Whitman penned this poem about it, called “The Song of the Exposition”:
… a Palace,
Lofter, fairer, ampler than any yet,
Earth’s modern wonder, History’s Seven out stripping,
High rising tier on tier, with glass and iron facades,
Gladdening the sun and sky – enhued in the cheerfulest hues,
Bronze, lilac, robin’s-egg, marine and crimson
Over whose golden roof shall flaunt, beneath thy banner, Freedom.
Alas, this crystal palace was also destroyed by fire, but much sooner than what we are told for the one in London. It burned down in 1858, apparently with a large audience, according to this engraving. It looks like the fire brigade is being blocked by all the people watching it burn!
Paris hosted the Universal Exposition of the Industry of All the Nations on the Champs d’Elysees, from May 15th to November 15th in 1855, newly under the reign of Napoleon III. His cousin, Prince Napoleon, was the President of the Exposition.
Paris attempted to surpass the London’s Crystal Palace with its own Palais de L’Industrie…
… said to have been constructed for Industrial component of the exposition in 1855.
This Palais de L’Industrie itself was said to have been destroyed in 1897 to make way for the Grand Palais of the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris.
There was also the Palais de Beaux Art, to house the first Fine Arts display for a World Exposition, pictured here.
There was also another building which displayed the crown jewels of France, and another that held machinery and raw materials.
The only building said to still remain standing from the 1855 Exposition is the Theatre de Rond-Point, the location of the National Panorama.
Unlike the British who were said to have had such a surplus of funds that they could fund the opening of three museums, the French were said to have lost a great deal of money on the 1855 Exposition.
The location of the 1876 Centennial Exposition, the first official World’s Fair in the United States, was Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. It was held to celebrate the 100th-Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The Director-General of the Exposition, Ohio businessman Alfred Goshern, was said to be knighted by Queen Victoria due to the success of the Centennial Exposition.
Herman Schwarzmann, a German architect, was given the credit for designing all the buildings for the Centennial Exposition, starting in 1869.
This is the Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, said to have been built as the art gallery for the 1876 Centennial Expo…
…and the only major structure from that exhibition to survive to the present day. It is currently called the Please Touch Museum, which focuses on teaching mostly children seven-years-old and younger through interactive exhibits and special events.
This was inside the original Horticultural Hall, no longer standing, that was said to be designed for the 1876 Exposition in the Moresque style of the twelfth-century…
…and looks a lot on the outside on the top, like some Oklahoma High Schools to me, like this historic photo of the original Central High School in Tulsa, on the bottom.
The largest Corliss Steam Engine ever built, with its 1,400-horsepower engine, was on display in, and generated all the energy used in, Machinery Hall during the 1876 Exhibition.
The Corliss Steam Engine was said to have been invented by George Henry Corliss, and patented in 1849. It is a steam engine fitted with rotary valves and variable valve timing, and generally 30% more fuel efficient than conventional steam engines.
This is the front view of the steam engine at the Exhibition…
…the side view…
…and the top view.
Now, for comparison, check out what is found at what is called an old sugar mill in Belize in Central America.
From the looks of this tree growth, very old.
The Southern Exposition was a 5-year series of World Fairs held in Louisville, Kentucky between 1883 and 1887, in what is now the Old Louisville neighborhood.
The Exposition was held for 100 days each of those years, in a location immediately south of Louisville’s Central Park, which was originally a country estate of the Du Pont family, on what was called heavily-forested hunting grounds.
We are told the main Exposition building was meant to be a temporary space.
When a million visitors came to the Expo in its first year in 1883, the Southern Exposition was expanded to run between August and November until 1887.
This was the scene at the opening ceremonies, where President Chester A. Arthur spoke in 1883.
The Southern Exposition was the largest installation of incandescent light bulbs since their invention, we are told, by Thomas A. Edison between 1878 and 1880, allowing for night-time visitation.
In 1890, the Southern Exposition site was turned into the St. James and Belgravia Courts, a now historic housing district…
…and an auditorium was said to have been built with the material salvaged from the main Exposition building.
The Auditorium was said to be part of a large entertainment complex that included a bike-riding park; man-made lagoon; a promenade; and a 10,000-seat outdoor amphitheater.
The Amphitheater Auditorium was said to have razed to the ground in 1905, only 16 years after its completion.
The 1884 World’s Fair was held in New Orleans, and was called the World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition.
The main building enclosed 33-acres, or 13-hectares, and was said to be the largest roofed structure constructed up to the time.
This was the Horticultural Hall of the 1884 Exposition…
…and the Octagonal Building of the Mexico Exhibit.
The Octagonal Building of the Mexican Exhibit is said to be the Moorish Kiosk, which is found in Mexico City.
The person who gets the credit for it was a Mexican engineer named Jose Ramon Ibarrola. He is said to have designed it to represent Mexico for the New Orleans Centennial Expo. We are all also told this structure was at the St. Louis Missouri Fair in 1904 as well.
Does this look like a portable structure to you?
And there are design patterns of eight-pointed stars in the Moorish Kiosk, and what I will call a figure 8’s for this example. It is the same idea as what I shared earlier in this post.
The location of the 1884 New Orleans Exposition is now Audubon Park -this is said to be a chunk of iron ore from the Alabama exhibit on the Audubon Golf Course at the park…
…and the Audubon Zoo.
In 1888, Cincinnati, Ohio, was the location of the Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States, also known as the World’s Fair of Cincinnati, and the 100th-Anniversary of Cincinnati’s founding.
The Machinery Hall was situated across the Miami and Erie Canals, and was said to have been transformed into a Venetian delight, with imported gondolas and gondoliers from Venice, and daily races and rides.
What if the gondolas and gondoliers weren’t actually imported from Venice, but instead were already here?
This is outside of the Machinery Hall, and has the look of a staged photo…
…very much like this one in Trenton, New Jersey.
The Music Hall was said to have been built in 1877 at the cost of one-million-dollars for use in some previous industrial expositions in Cincinnati, as well as for being a choral facility.
This was a bridge associated with the Music Hall.
Where is everybody?
The main building was in Washington Park.
Washington Park Hall boasted of one of the largest fountains constructed in the country – 89-feet, or 27-meters, long, and 68-feet, or 21-meters, wide, with a jet that rose 65-feet, or 20-meters, in the air. Nicknamed the “Fairy Fountain,” when the gallery played Strauss Waltzes, the fountain illuminated in time with the music.
There are many more examples along the same lines to which I will give you just a simple introduction :
The Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London in 1886…
…the Piedmont Exposition in Atlanta in 1887…
…the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition in 1888…
…the Universal Exposition in Paris in 1889…
…the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893…
…the California Midwinter Exposition of 1894 in San Francisco…
…the Central American Exposition in Guatemala City, Guatemala, in 1897…
…the International Exposition in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1894 and 1895…
…the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta in 1895…
…the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition in Nashville in 1897…
…the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha in 1898…
…the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, in 1901…
…the Glasgow International Exposition in 1901…
…the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition in Charleston in 1901 and 1902…
…the Wolverhampton Exhibition in 1902 in Wolverhampton, England…
…the Hanoi Exhibition in Viet Nam in 1902 and 1903…
…the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1904…
…the Lewis and Clark Exhibition in Portland, Oregon, in 1905…
…the Jamestown Exposition in Norfolk, Virginia in 1907…
…the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909…
…the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915…
…the Panama California Exposition in San Diego in 1915 and 1916…
…the Sesquicentennial International Exposition in Philadelphia in 1926…
…the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933 and 1934…
…the California Pacific International Exposition in San Diego in 1935 and 1936…
…the Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland in 1936 and 1937…
…the Texas Centennial International Exposition in Dallas in 1936 and 1937…
…the Golden Gate Internation Exposition in San Francisco in 1939 and 40
…and the New York World’s Fair in 1939 and 1940.
There were other World Fairs and Expositions held around the world after this, but I want to focus on the earlier ones for the purposes of this post and the point I want to make.
In these examples, the sturdy infrastructure you see in these pictures was described as temporary, said to have been built specifically for the Exhibitions, Expositions, and World Fairs, after which time most of it was torn down.
Does this sound feasible or plausible?
I think it makes much more sense to view it from the perspective that Humanity was on a much more advanced timeline than we have been taught.
Most of the beautiful legacy of the Human Race has been destroyed, and we have been kept in the dark about it.
What wasn’t destroyed were turned into government buildings, like the Baltimore City Hall…
…schools, like El Paso High School…
…museums like the Museum of Art in Central Park.
And the list of re-purposed buildings goes on and on.
We don’t question how this monumental architecture could have possibly come into existence in the historical narrative we have been given.
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Excellent stuff, even if I haven’t had time to take it all in yet. However, you should be aware that the images of the Crystal Palace, where the Great Exhibition was held in 1851, in your blog and your video are of the ‘later’ version after it was supposedly moved to Sydenham, not the original one in Hyde Park. This is something I am currently researching myself, because it is my belief that the two palaces are not the same one and that the Sydenham version was already there from long before 1851 and held unimaginable architectural and sculptural treasures that were later cherry-picked and assembled into a new version of history. This was opened to the public in 1854. The original temporary Hyde Park palace (greenhouse) had supposedly been dismantled in 1852, transported to Sydenham, an entire basement level constructed including a massive terrace, the whole structure enlarged and redesigned, exquisite reproductions of significant architectural details (entire rooms, courtyards even Egyptian tombs) from all over the world had been created all in just 2 years!?* Original photos of the Hyde Park greenhouse are very hard to find and the illustrations cannot be trusted, but the difference between the two palaces is significant on many levels. Keep up the good work.