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IMAGE number
UIS5077605
Title
Great Exhibition 1851 The Royal Carriage arriving at the Crystal Palace, 1851
Location
Science Museum, London, UK
Description
Great Exhibition 1851 The Royal Carriage arriving at the Crystal Palace, 1851. Lithograph depicting Queen Victoria and Albert Prince Consort with their children in the Royal Carriage approaching the Great Exhibition. As they arrive Prince Albert lifts his hat to the assembled crowd. 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). It was designed by the landscape designer Joseph Paxton (1801-1865), and was the first large-scale prefabricated ferrovitreous (iron and glass) structure. The prefabricated design made the construction, and later dismantling, easier and quicker. The exhibition was held at Hyde Park, London in 1851. The structure was then re-erected at Sydenham, South East London where it burned down on 30 November 1936. ©SSPL/Science Museum
Photo credit
SSPL/UIG / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
england english / 19 19th xix xixth century / exhibition / london londoner
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