Picture of Queen Victoria opening the Crystal Palace cast iron & plate glass Great Exhibition Building, London - 1851 to 1854 when it was dismantled and rebuilt at a permanent site at Penge, London. It was destroyed by fire in 1936
The opening of the Great Exhibition 1851. London, Watercolour by Lami. The opening of the Works of Industry of All Nations .On a raised dais in the central crossing of the Crystal Palace, built in Hyde Park and enclosing several of the park’s mature trees, the Queen received the report of the Commissioners, led by Prince Albert. The Queen described the day as ‘one of the greatest and most glorious days of our lives’.