Vintage Image of L’Exposition Universelle (World's Fair held in Paris, 1855)

“While waiting to buy tickets along with scores of others, they stood in awe of the edifice constructed for the occasion—a huge, long, tubular-shaped structure built of iron and stone and glass. They entered the exhibition arm in arm, craned necks looking up at the shafts of light pouring through the glass roof, which was secured by magnificent columns and beams of iron.”