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05/01/2011 11:21 am ET Updated Jul 01, 2011

Google Doodle Takes A Trip To The First World's Fair (VIDEO)

Google is going back in time--160 years back in time.

Sunday's logo featured an illustrated recreation of the first World's Fair, held in 1851 at the Crystal Palace in London's Hyde Park.

At the time, the fair was called The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations and featured displays of art and modern industrial advancement from around the world.

Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, is said to have conceived the idea for the expo.

Upon the Fair's conclusion, the temporary Crystal Palace that housed the event became a tourist attraction in its own right. The building was eventually reconstructed in a permanent location at Sydenham Hill, where it stood until it burned down in 1936.

Watch a video of the interactive doodle (below), and visit Google's home page on May 1 to explore the animation for yourself.

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