View of West end of Building

Made:
1851 in Hyde Park
photographer:
Claude-Marie Ferrier

A photograph of the west end of the Crystal Palace, taken by Claude-Marie Ferrier in 1851. The photograph shows the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, designed by Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) to house the Great Exhibition.

A photograph of the west end of the Crystal Palace, taken by Claude-Marie Ferrier in 1851.

The photograph shows the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, designed by Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) to house the Great Exhibition. This photograph is an illustration from Volume II of 'Reports by the Juries' (1852), a four-volume work on the contents of the exhibition, illustrated with 155 photographs by Claude-Marie Ferrier and Hugh Owen (1804-1881). Only 140 presentation sets of this work were produced, to be given to notables of those countries which participated in the exhibition.

The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations was the first industrial exhibition. Over 100,000 exhibits were shown from around the world.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/13692/43
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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