Punch,  21 (1851), 13.

The Crystal Palace—to the Rescue





Exhibitions, Botany, Natural History, Ornithology, Education, Botanical Gardens

    Discusses possibility that the Crystal Palace may be turned into a 'Winter Park under Glass', a 'home to English Flora'. Notes Joseph Paxton's intention to stock the garden with 'animate beauty' in order to familiarise everybody with the 'science of Geology' and 'practical Botany, Ornithology, Geology'. Anticipates a development from John Gould's stuffed hummingbird display—live hummingbirds in the Great Exhibition.

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