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Models Of Extinct Animals

Models Of Extinct Animals

Photographer: Delamotte, Philip Henry (1820 - 1889)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1855

Shelfmark: Tab.442.a.5

Item number: 58

Length: 14.8

Width: 19.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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.

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