1873 Wood Engraving Art Alexandra Peoples Palace Fire London UK Victorian YTG6


"Destruction of the Alexandra Palace, June 9, 1873"

This is an original 1873 black and white in-text wood engraving of illustrations that depict the destruction of the Alexandra Palace, (also The People's Palace or Ally Pally), in Alexandra Park, London, England, United Kingdom during the fire that occurred on June 9, 1873, ( a mere sixteen days after its grand opening on May 24th), during the Victorian era. At least three members of the staff were killed in the blaze, and only the outer walls of the palace survived the inferno. The palace was quickly rebuilt however, and was reopened on May 1, 1875.


This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.75 inches; 25 x 35 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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Reproductive art by H. Harral.

Keywords specific to this image: Natural Disaster, Historic Landmark, Building