South Transept Looking Towards Penge
Photographer: Delamotte, Philip Henry (1820 - 1889)
Medium: Photographic print
Photographer P H Delamotte's record of the construction of the south transept of Crystal Palace in Sydenham Hill. Designed by Josepth Paxton for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, Crystal Palace was dismantled and rebuilt in Sydenham, south-east London. The first column was raised on 5 August 1852 and the palace was re-opened by Queen Victoria on 10 June 1854 to house a national centre of entertainment and enlightenment for the British public.