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A stereoscopic daguerreotype taken by Henry Negretti and Joseph Zambra, showing a view of the sculpture gallery.
After housing the Great Exhibition in 1851 the Crystal Palace had been dismantled and rebuilt on a site at Sydenham, south east London, reopening in June 1854. The 'Palace of the People' as it became known, was at first a huge success as the world's first 'theme park'.