20,000 children sing 'God Save the King', Crystal Palace, Sydenham, c 1911.

20,000 children sing 'God Save the King', Crystal Palace, Sydenham, c 1911.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

Crowds at a meeting of the London Diocesan Church of England Temperance Society. The Crystal Palace was built to house the 'Great Exhibition of the Works of the Industry of all Nations', conceived by Prince Albert (1819-1861) and held at Hyde Park, London in 1851. It was the first large-scale prefabricated ferrovitreous (iron and glass) structure and was designed by landscape designer Joseph Paxton (1801-1865). The structure was re-erected at Sydenham, South East London in 1854. It burned down on 30 November 1936. Illustration from 'The Crystal Palace, Sydenham: to be sold by auction...on Tuesday 28th day of November 1911', published in London by Knight, Frank & Rutley, 1911.

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