Peepshow. Interior of the Magnificent New Crystal Palace at Sydenham. A Present, c.1854, hand-colored, six-division peep-show, 15.5 cm x 18 cm; about 67 cm fully extended, cut-out panels and backdrop plate connected at the sides and to stiff covers by accordion-pleated paper, final plate mounted on lower (back) cover. Upper (front) cover has a peep-hole centered in an exterior view of the Palace. A souvenir peep-show published to celebrate the move of the Crystal Palace from Hyde Park to Sydenham, which was scheduled to open May 1, 1853; but, in fact, did not re-open until 1854. Hand-colored, original yellow paper covers, now soiled, the border on the cover image of the exterior of the Crystal Palace was partially trimmed and the remains are fragile. Interior divisions (scene extensions) are secure.