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The South Transept, From The Second Terrace

The South Transept, From The Second Terrace

Photographer: Delamotte, Philip Henry (1820 - 1889)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1855

Shelfmark: Tab.442.a.5

Item number: 59

Length: 23.5

Width: 28.6

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. It is composed entirely of glass and iron and after its reopening in 1854 it housed a national centre of entertainment and enlightenment for the British public. British photographer P H Delamotte was commissioned to document its reconstruction in south-east London for the Crystal Palace Art Union

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