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After 1851The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham$
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Kate Nichols and Sarah Victoria Turner

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780719096495

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719096495.001.0001

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‘A present from the Crystal Palace’: Souvenirs of Sydenham, miniature views and material memory

‘A present from the Crystal Palace’: Souvenirs of Sydenham, miniature views and material memory

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(p.24) 2 ‘A present from the Crystal Palace’: Souvenirs of Sydenham, miniature views and material memory
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After 1851
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Verity Hunt

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096495.003.0002

Focusing on two souvenirs: a ‘peep egg’ (after 1851), a stone egg decorated with a floral pattern, inscribed ‘A present from the Crystal Palace’ (Bill Douglas Collection, Exeter University) and a needle case in carved bone (c. 1860-7) in the shape of a folded umbrella or parasol (V&A), this chapter discusses the spy-glass keepsake’s role as both a visual record of the Sydenham Crystal Palace and as an emblem of popular visual memories of the site. Such keepsakes stand testimony to a prevalent affection or fondness for the Palace in the latter part of the nineteenth century, or at the very least, its currency in popular culture and the growing leisure industry.

Keywords:   Souvenirs, Visuality, Photographic technology, Public culture, Domestic, Shopping, Leisure, Peep egg

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