NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Dinner in the iguanodon model, at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham. Hosted on the 31st December 1853 by the Crystal Palace model maker Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins. Guests include Edward Forbes, Joseph Prestwich, John Gould, and Richard Owen at the head. The Iguanodon model, which weighed over 30 tonnes, went on to be displayed in the Sydenham park grounds where it can still be found today.
Model release not required. Property release not available.