International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry Souvenir Pin Cushion, Beatrice Biscuit

Description:

Souvenir pincushion from the International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry. The pincushion is shaped liked a Beatricebiscuit, and was a promotional item for the Gray Dunn & Co. biscuit brand.

The International Exhibition of Science, Art and Industry was held in Glasgow, Scotland between May and November 1888. Over five and half million visitors attended the exposition, whose Main Building was found in the city's Kelvingrove Park. Although it's exhibits primarily focused on Scottish and English achievements, the Exhibition featured displays from over 70 organizations, including some from such places as India, Europe and North America. Money from the Exhibition was used to build the Kelvington Art Gallery and Museum.

Date Made: 1888

Maker: Gray Dunn & Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United Kingdom: Scotland, Glasgow

Subject: Expositions and FairsRelated Event: International Exposition

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Credit Line: The Larry Zim World's Fair Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0438.0500Catalog Number: 1989.0438.0500Accession Number: 1989.0438

Object Name: Pincushion

Measurements: overall: 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in; .3175 cm x 6.6675 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-9230-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1123997

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