Title The Crystal Palace from the Great Exhibition, installed at Sydenham: sculptures of prehistoric creatures in the foreground. Colour Baxter-process print by G. Baxter, 1864(?).
Imprint [London]


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Physical description 1 print : Baxter-process, printed in colours ; image 10.9 x 16 cm
References Joe Cain, 'New look at the famous Baxter print', Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, August 13, 2014, online at http://cpdinosaurs.org/library/980
Summary The "Crystal Palace", built at Hyde Park, was disassembled at the end of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Against both local and national resistance, the building was re-erected at Sydenham in 1854, in an enlarged form. On the night of 30 November 1936, the building caught fire and was entirely consumed, the prehistoric creatures still exist.
The prehistoric creatures were made, of iron, by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins with advice from Professor Richard Owen
The accumulator towers flanking the Palace, which provided the pressure of water neccessary for the fountains, are not shown in this print
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 39566i
Author, etc. Baxter, George, 1814-1867.
Paxton, Joseph, Sir, 1803-1865, architect.
Brunel, Isambard Kingdom, 1806-1859, engineer.
Hawkins, B. Waterhouse (Benjamin Waterhouse), 1807-1894.
Subject name Crystal Palace (Sydenham, London, England)
Topic-LCSH Fountains.
Parks.
Exhibitions.
Dinosaurs.
Place name Crystal Palace (London, England)
Sydenham (London, England)
Genre/Technique Baxter-process prints.
Copy photo no. V 13783
System no. .b11973900
Record no. 39566i