Models Of Extinct Animals
Photographer: Delamotte, Philip Henry (1820 - 1889)
Medium: Photographic print
Lifesize reproductions of prehistoric creatures in the grounds of Crystal Palace in Sydenham. British sculptor Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins teamed up with Richard Owen to create this dinosaur park. It became a prime attraction at the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1853-54, an event which heralded British industrial ingenuity and power, and marked the founding of the World's Fair movement.