'An Authentic View of the Great Industrial Exhibition Palace of 1851.'
2 8 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

'An Authentic View of the Great Industrial Exhibition Palace of 1851.'

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Lithograph, perspective view of the Crystal Palace with a ground plan and end elevation, and a description of the sizes and quantity of materials used in its construction. 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). It was designed by the landscape designer Joseph Paxton (1801-1865), and was the first large-scale prefabricated ferrovitreous (iron and glass) structure. The prefabricated design made the construction, and later dismantling, easier and quicker. The exhibition was held at Hyde Park, London in 1851. The structure was then re-erected at Sydenham, South East London where it burned down on 30 November 1936. Printed and published by T Dean & Son.
 

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10421122
 

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