Plans for the Crystal Palace.
Conceived by Prince Albert, the Great Exhibition was intended as a celebration of British imperial and industrial might. Held in Hyde Park, London in the specially constructed Crystal Palace there were over 13,000 exhibits viewed by over 6,200,000 visitors to the exhibition. The profits from the event allowed for the foundation of public works such as the Albert Hall, the Science Museum, the National History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. This was one of the ILN's first major 'scoops', publishing the plans before even Prince Albert was able to see them.
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