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Workmen constructing a portion of the ridge and furrow glass roof of... News Photo1850-1859,Architectural Feature,Archival,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Black And White,Building - Activity,Construction Industry,Construction Worker,Crystal Palace - Location,England,Finance,Horizontal,Human Role,Hyde Park - London,Males,Manual Worker,Mountain Ridge,Part Of,Plowed Field,Roof,Timber,UKPhotographer Collection: Hulton Archive 18th January 1851: Workmen constructing a portion of the ridge and furrow glass roof of the Crystal Palace in London's Hyde Park. The massive iron and glass structure was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton as the venue for the Great Exhibition of 1851. Original Publication: Illustrated London News - pub. 1851 (Photo by HultonArchive/Illustrated London News/Getty Images)