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The Terrace Front, With Mortar Machine

The Terrace Front, With Mortar Machine

Photographer: Delamotte, Philip Henry (1820 - 1889)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1855

Shelfmark: Tab.442.a.5

Item number: 3

Length: 26.5

Width: 23

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Construction work in progress on the terraces of the reconstructed Crystal Palace exhibition hall at 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 achievements. The prefabricated building was dismantled after six months and rebuilt in south-east London. Photographer P H Delamotte recorded the rebuilding of Crystal Palace in the new location until it was opened by Queen Victoria on 10 June 1854.

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