Crystal Palace

Mainly at the instigation of Prince Albert, & built by Sir Joseph Paxton to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, the Crystal Palace was an engineering wonder of the age. It was later dismantled and re-erected on a site in Forest Hill, Sydenham as a permanent exhibition centre. In 1936 a small fire spread rapidly along the dry wooden flooring to eventually totally destroy the entire structure. There is a proposal that it should now be rebuilt !
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Lane's telescopic view, of the ceremony of Her Majesty opening the Great Exhibition, of All Nations   Location: The George Peabody Library, The Sheridan Libraries, The Johns Hopkins University   Call No.: 606 L248 1851  From the JHU Libraries Catalog:  This 'Telescopic View' is made of printed paper and card, and is supplied in a slip-in card box. When you take the view out of the box, it opens with a concertina action, and you place it on a flat surface. When you view the internal scene…

Lane's telescopic view, of the ceremony of Her Majesty opening the Great Exhibition, of All Nations Location: The George Peabody Library, The Sheridan Libraries, The Johns Hopkins University Call No.: 606 L248 1851 From the JHU Libraries Catalog: This 'Telescopic View' is made of printed paper and card, and is supplied in a slip-in card box. When you take the view out of the box, it opens with a concertina action, and you place it on a flat surface. When you view the internal scene…

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Interior of Crystal Palace, London, UK | Antique Architectural Illustrations royalty-free stock illustration

Interior of Crystal Palace, London, UK | Antique Architectural Illustrations royalty-free stock illustration

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Lane's Telescopic View: The Interior of the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace, London, 1851.   Hopkins Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Archives

Lane's Telescopic View: The Interior of the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace, London, 1851. Hopkins Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Archives

Lane's Telescopic View: The Ceremony of Her Majesty Opening the Great Exhibition (Inside view: ceiling of the Crystal Palace) | A vintage tunnel book form | via Flickr

Lane's Telescopic View: The Ceremony of Her Majesty Opening the Great Exhibition (Inside view: ceiling of the Crystal Palace) | A vintage tunnel book form | via Flickr

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