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The South Wing Seen From The Palace

The South Wing Seen From The Palace

Photographer: Delamotte, Philip Henry (1820 - 1889)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1855

Shelfmark: Tab.442.a.5

Item number: 23

Length: 23.4

Width: 27.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Designed by Joseph Paxton for the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, the Crystal Palace was dismantled, re-erected and enlarged in Sydenham Hill, 1852-1854. British photographer P H Delamotte was commissioned to document its reconstruction in south-east London for the Crystal Palace Art Union. This photo depicts the building of the south wing, seen from the palace. After its re-opening in 1854, the palace housed a national centre of entertainment and enlightenment for the British public.

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