The New York Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1853 was a modern wonder cabinet—the building itself was an engineering gem, filled with marvels of art, crafts, science, and manufacture. The building survived as a venue for concerts and events until fire destroyed it in 1859.

From Wonder shows: performing science, magic, and religion in America by Fred Nadis

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    1. The New York Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1853 was a modern wonder cabinet—the building itself was an engineering gem, filled with marvels of art, crafts, science, and manufacture. The building survived as a venue for concerts and events until fire destroyed it in 1859.