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The Crystal Palace portrait gallery, c.1854

). For more on distant reading, see F. Moretti, Distant Reading (London: Verso, 2013).  2 For an account of the commercial underpinnings of the Palace, see H. Atmore, ‘Utopia Unlimited: The Crystal Palace Company and Joint-Stock Politics, 1854–1856’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 9:2 (2004), 189–215. For a more sensitive analysis of working-class cultures at Sydenham, see D. S. Ryan, ‘Staging the Imperial City: The Pageant of London, 1911’, in F. Driver and D. Gilbert (eds), Imperial Cities: Landscape, Display and Identity (Manchester: Manchester University Press

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Exhibitors and their networks

via carriage, rail, and steamboat.76 Of course, accidents happened. The only Italian window exhibited at the Paris 1867 Exposition, 137 Competition and exchange a Coronation of the Virgin by Perugian artist Francesco Moretti (1833–​ 1917), was damaged in transit.77 Upon arrival, stained glass, like other exhibits, was often subject to import duties as well as the costs of packing, insurance, wharfage, and freight (by carriage, rail, and ship). Analysis of Hardman’s Glass Day [Sales] Books reveals that these charges could range from 6 per cent to 20 per cent of

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