History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

12 March, 2012

Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace was originally erected in Hyde Park, central London, for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Afterwards, it was taken apart and re-constructed in a slightly new form in south London, where it stood until burning down in the 1930s. These photographs come from that reconstruction. By Philip Henry Delamotte, 1854.

The Crystal Palace in its new grounds. Source

The reconstruction site. Source

Workers taking a dinner [lunch] break. Source

An artisan painting one of the statues in the Egyptian Court. Source

Statues in state in the Egyptian Court. Source

The Great Nave. Source

Queen Victoria at the re-opening ceremonies, 1854. Source

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