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as photographers to the Crystal Palace, and having the exclusive privilege of taking negatives and selling prints of the views and the works of art in that building, out of pure kindness, and without any [financial?] consideration, [we] granted permission to a society to take 12 negatives from which prints were ony yo be taken for giving away as prizes. the negatives were duly taken, the prizes given away, and after the Society was dissoolved the negatives were sold to a third party, who is selling prints from them to this very day, . . .
"There was a similar ride at Crystal Palace which opened in August 1902 and was removed in 1909. It was known as the Canadian Topsy Turvy Railway, and it seems likely that this is the same ride as appeared at the Eastham Pleasure Gardens from 1909.
If it is the same ride, the four seater cars went around a roller coaster-style track of 350 yards. The highest point was 48 foot, and the loop was a mere 35 foot high!
http://www.funfairreports.co.uk/oldforu ... 3985305447
Crystal Palace School of Physical Culture "established in November 1899 and under the direction of Mr Eugene Sandrow. The room was located in the neighbourhood of the north tower. There were separate departments for ladies and gentlemen. Every branch of athletic endeavour and physical culture (except weightlifting) was available."
On 24th July 1913, at Crystal Palace, London, Edward Aston became the first Englishman to lift 300 lb overhead with one hand.http://www.davidgentle.com/articles/single.htm
Sydney Gardens, Bath.
By AJ Taylor.
Built to promote Bath at the Festival of Empire Exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1911. Re-erected here 1913.
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The Daily Graphic, Wednesday February 8 1911.
THE SITE OF THE GREAT WATER TOWER WHICH HAS BEEN DEMOLISHED IN THE GROUNDS OF THE CRYSTAL PALACE TO MAKE WAY FOR THE EMPIRE FESTIVAL BUILDINGS, INSET - MR. FRANK LASCELLES, THE MASTER OF THE FESTIVAL, EXPLAINING THE PROGRESS OF THE WORK TO VISITORS.
("Daily Graphic photographs.") (See page ?)
I'm not quite sure about the Water Temples, although I could look into it... I know the waterworks were filled in/demolished in the following order:
1) Stone Arcade in the 1880s (structural problems)
2) Grand Fountains (1894)
3) Water Temples (1904?)*
4) Central Fountain converted into a Bandstand (1910) for Festival of Empire then converted back into a fountain.
5) Upper Fountains and Cascades (1950s).
Water Temple and Cascades.
Water Temple, Cascades and Stone Arcades.
Stone Arcade gone by 1889.
Grand Fountains filled in, in 1894 (Water Temples and Cascades still visible above Cycle/Speedway Track)
Water Temples with Statues on top.
Water Temples without Statues on top.
Statues must have been removed before Water Temples were demolished.
Football Stadium and Cycle Track after 1911. Central Basin is still a Bandstand. Water Temples have been demolished. Cascades survive underneath buildings (circled).
Central basin converted back into a fountain, but innactive and now derelict (1950s).
Derelict upper fountain (1950s).
Derelict Cascades (1950 - 1955).
*I'm sure I remember Ken Kiss telling me the Water Temples were standing until a date between 1900 - 1910. I think he said 1904, but I can't swear to it...
I'm creating a 3D walkable, photographable digital version of the Crystal Palace in SecondLife
I'm starting with the Egyptian Court, and have come across a few problems, since the images that are available don't necessarily show the angles that I could use. Note that I only need the pictures to be able to build the 3D model of the Egyptian Court
I'm looking for pictures or illustrations of:
- the inside of the Beni Hassan tomb;
- view from the center nave to the court of Amunothph;
- entrance to the inner court from center nave and 'Greek' side;
- entrance to the hall of Karnac colums from the 'Greek' side;
- more pictures of the Egyptian museum (other than the one apparently taken from that center nave entrance, with the white statue and the row of columns);
- the entrance of the tomb of Aboo Simbel.
Since I'm at it... after the fire of 1866, the Crystal Palace was pretty much assymetrical.
Since I seem pretty much incapable of finding pictures of the burned down part *before* it burned down from the outside (preferrable aerial), can anyone tell me if north and south side *looked* symmetrical before it burned down, meaning both with a cross section and a ton-shaped roof?
tulse hill terry wrote:I'm creating a 3D walkable, photographable digital version of the Crystal Palace in SecondLife
Great news, can you post some picture here ? I'm sure your English is better than my German.
You could try 'Falkor's virtual tour of the Egyptian Court (Crystal Palace)'
That's quite a list !
"The inside of the Beni Hassan tomb." The image below from the Museum of London via Falkor's thread is the most unusual one I know. I'm guessing it was identical on all four sides.
There is this Baxtor print of the Parade side of the Palace, taken looking south and showing the north end. Source Bridgeman Art Library via "Crystal Palace in Colour." http://forum.sydenham.org.uk/viewtopic. ... +in+colour
The other thing to remember if trying to recreate the building is that all of the floor plan (except for the wings) was always a multiple of the 3 x 8 feet = 24 feet. Both the basement and the ground floor were also 24 feet high. All the floors above were 4 feet shorter, as they missed out the 4 foot high panel at the base. If you don't take this into account, your recreation will be too tall, as was my first model.
I'm not sure what you mean by "a ton-shaped roof."
FAITH HEALING AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE.
21ST ANNIVERSARY OF FOURSQUARE GOSPEL ALLIANCE.
Sick and crippled people hoping that htey would be cured by divine power attended the Healin Service conducted by Prinicpal George Jeffreys in the Concert Hall of the Crystal Palace London, in connection witht he 21st anniversary celebrations of the Elim Foursquare Gospel alliance, a revivalist movement.
PHOTO SHOW.- Prinicpal George Jeffreys laying on hands at the Healing service.
AB September 5 1936 PN. r.
Copyright PLANET NEWS Ltd
Hhonsons Court Londond E.C.4
THE CHILDREN'S EXHIBTION AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE.
Christmas is the one section of the year when the Crystal Palace defy competition and can draw all the children from town and country under the shelter of its great glass roof, and this success is due tot he Management's wise determination to devote the Vhristams programme tot he little ones. In too many places, London ? the children under false pretences, given music-hall entertainment under the name of pantomime, and offers much that children cannot understand, though it may amuse their parents and guardians. At the Crystal Palace, on the other hand, the requirements of the children dictate the Christmas programme and nothing that they will not care for is to be found.
This year, while there is to be a circus, A pantomime, and a very large Christmas-tree, there is another attraction that will prove a serious rival to the old established institutions, It is a Children's Exhibition in which everything associated witht he wonderful period of life called childhood may be seen and admired. this exhibtion, which is being held in the Galleries, so as to leave the Central Transept free for the Circus and the North Nave free for skating, is a very comprehensive undertaking. It includes an International Toy Fair, with French, German, Austrian, and Italian sections, showing how the art of toy-making has advanced in the past few years, and exhibiting the very latest wonders in the shape of mechanical toys. France has sent laughing babies, uniformed policemen, travellers, soldiers, Chinamen, toy moptor-cars that can run along a road, and other wonderful things too numerous to mention. Germany sends a model railway, with passenger-trains, goods-trains, stations, electric signals, and all the other things connected with an up-to-date train service; she also sends submarine-boats and air-ships. From austria come some mechanical acrobats whose work is supringly dainty, a wonderful monkey-nurse, and two small bears, very much alive, that performs on drum and tambourine. Italy sends some of the curious native work one sees in the cathedrals and at wayside shrines and chapels, cardboard figures set on a plaster-of-Paris foundation, and two landscapes worked in cork.
There are military toys of all sorts, shapes, and sizes: there are splendid dolls, and an open competition in doll-dressing, with substantial prizes for the winners: there is a section devoted entirely to children's books, containing all the most delightful stories from fairyland that were ever set down for nursery reading. After the Toy section, I expect the books will be most in favour with the young patrons of the Exhibtion.
Section Number two is divided into two parts. the first is quite satisfactory, and takes the form of a model nursery, showing exactly what ought to be there and where it should be. For the second part of Section Two there is, I fear, very little favour in store. Only the Management's undertaking to shwo everything connected with childhood can excuse the presence of such an exhibit. It is a model school-room. Now, a school-room is out of place during the Christmas holidays that it is quite impossible to say a good word for it.
Perhaps the attractions of the Exhibtion's Third Section, will atone for the shortcomings of the latter half of the Second, for Section Three is devoted to the late Queen, and there is a Victoria Room, with the doll's-house that the queen used to play with in days when few people thought she would come to the Throne of Great Britain, a bedstead on which she slept on when no more than a very little girl, many illustrations of her favourite dolls, and some of the clothes she wore when a child. Altogether, this Thrid Section will be found full of interest and will attract a good deal of attention from children and grown-ups alike. There are many other curious exhibits, and a word should be said of the portrait-gallery of pretty children, which, naturally enough, comprises some of the most attractive features in the Crystal Palace.
Altogether, the Childrens Exhibtion, which opened on the 9th, when Sousa brought his band to Sydenham for the day, is one of the most promising navelties in the way of entertainment that has been undertaken for a long time, and, while it may confidently expected to delight the littleones, it will give their parents many new and most valuable ideas that must make for the children's increased comfort and happiness. Perhaps, on this ground, even the school-room finds a justification.
Needless, to say, all the experts and other people who have given long study to the subject of children's well-being have been consulted, and nothing has been forgotten that makes their work complete. Taken in connection with the usual Christmas attractions of the Crystal Palace, it makes a wonderful entertainment: it is safe to say that no other establishment in Great Britain has catered for the little ones more generously or wisely. To find a novel idea and develop it on novel lines is far from easy; but Mr Gillman has succeeded in his undertaking, and the thanks of the children will not be the leat part of his reward.
The Sketch 1901
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