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SEE See Osler's Crystal Fountain, the Crystal Palace, Sydenham, London, 1911.
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Osler's Crystal Fountain, the Crystal Palace, Sydenham, London, 1911.
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Picture Number:10436288
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Credit:Science Museum
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The Crystal Palace was built to house the 'Great Exhibition of the Works of the Industry of all Nations', conceived by Prince Albert (1819-1861) and held at Hyde Park, London in 1851. It was the first large-scale prefabricated ferrovitreous (iron and glass) structure and was designed by landscape designer Joseph Paxton (1801-1865). The prefabricated design made the construction, and later dismantling, easier and quicker. The structure was re-erected at Sydenham, South East London in 1854. It burned down on 30 November 1936. Illustration from 'The Crystal Palace, Sydenham: to be sold by auction...on Tuesday 28th day of November 1911', published in London by Knight, Frank & Rutley, 1911.
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In Collection of: Science & Society Picture Library
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The Crystal Palace, Sydenham
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