Candelabrum Of The Salle De La Paix, And Other Objects In Nave
Photographer: Delamotte, Philip Henry (1820 - 1889)
Medium: Photographic print
Sculptural exhibits sit in the nave of the reconstructed Crystal Palace exhibition hall in Sydenham Hill. The building, originally designed by Joseph Paxton, housed the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park. It attracted more than six million visitors to a showcase of the century's technological and artistic achievements. P H Delamotte's photographs of the rebuilding of Crystal Palace (1852-1854) in south-east London leave us with a unique record of Victorian Britain at the height of the Industrial Revolution.