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Looking down the transept of Crystal Palace; 1851

Edmund Walker

Looking down the transept of Crystal Palace; 1851
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

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Lithographic print looking down the transept of Crystal Palace.
Joseph Paxton's original design for the Crystal Palace was modified to include a transept, roofed by a semi-circular vault, to allow for three huge elm trees growing on the site. One of the trees can be seen in this view of the transept providing a backdrop for the 26-foot high (8m) Crystal Fountain designed by F. & C. Osler of Birmingham. Made from almost four ton(ne)s of glass, the fountain was a popular meeting place for visitors.

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1851 AD - 1851 AD
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© Museum of London

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