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Photographs 1842-61

Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography


'Opening of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham'

c.1870 after an 1854 original

Carbon print of an original albumen photograph | 7.5 x 10.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2800684

Photograph of an overhead view of the Reading of the Address at the opening ceremony of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham. A man, his back facing the camera, reads the address facing Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Prince Albert (1819-61), members of the royal family and dignitaries. The man is standing on stairs leading to a raised platform, on which the royal family stand. An orchestra is located in the background. A crowd of people stand in the foreground.

Photograph taken on 10 June 1854.
  • Creator(s)

    Philip Henry Delamotte (1821-89) (photographer)

  • 7.5 x 10.3 cm (image)

  • From an album of photograph collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • Sydenham [London]
                  • Crystal Palace Park [London]
                    • The Crystal Palace