All the Year Round Volume 4

All the Year Round Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... spare time." There was evidently here a desire to encourage ingenuity in amateur work, rather than to develop the skill of each artisan in his own particular trade. The committee adopted a mode of classification different to that which had prevailed at Lambeth; they grouped the artioles under the headings professional workmanship, amateur productions, inventions and novel contrivances, mechanical models, architectural and ornamental models, artistic objects, ladies' work of all kinds, and (that most unsatisfactory of all groups) miscellaneous. The exhibition was really a curious and attractive one, and drew such crowds of visitors that the proceeds left a handsome surplus after all expenses were defrayed. In the same year a small but curious industrial collection was exhibited by the Painters' Company, at their hall in one of the small dusky streets in the City. It was intended "to stimulate the exertions of those engaged in the painting trade," and comprised specimens of four kinds of work--decoration, graining, marbling, and writing. It was a very good attempt within its prescribed limits. These doings in 1864 led to immense activity in 1865, when no less than eight industrial exhibitions were held in the metropolis, some special, but mostly general. One was the Coachmakers' Industrial Exhibition, held at Coachmakers' Hall; another, the South London, an improvement on the former display in Lambeth; a third, the Model Lodging Houses Industrial Exhibition, at St. Martin's Hall, consisting of ingenious articles made by the inmates of model dwellings; a fourth, the West London, held at the Floral Hall, Covent Garden; a fifth, the South-Eastern, held, by official permission, in the Painted Hall at Greenwich Hospital; a sixth, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 835g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236517334
  • 9781236517333