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Hello, you are now going to use historical sources to answer this question: What was it like to visit the Great Exhibition? Use the four steps: Look, Ask, Conclude and Expand to help you to investigate each source. Let’s start with this painting. When you are ready, click on each of the steps in turn – starting with Look...

Look. What can you see? What is this a painting of?

Ask. What sort of building is this? Who is here? Why is there a tree inside? Why was this painting made? How accurate do you think this picture might be?

Conclude. What does this picture tell you about the Great Exhibition? What impression do you think the artist wanted to create?

Expand. What more do you want to know about the Great Exhibition? How might you find out?