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Crystal Palace, postcard : front

The image shows the Crystal Palace, an iconic cast-iron and plate-glass structure designed by Joseph Paxton. The building had a wide barrel-vaulted roof and was originally built in Hyde Park, London for the Great Exhibition of 1951. One of the two mighty water towers built for the Crystal Palace and its park can be seen on the left of the picture. Sculptures, terraces and fountains of the park can also be seen in the foreground. The postcard bears the caption "Crystal Palace 1,608ft. in length" on the top left corner. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.

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All rights reserved, Sir Song Ong Siang postcard collection © various, 1922, Singapore


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