Title: Charles Moore’s ‘Free Museum’ in Bath.

Creator: Unknown

Description: Photographic image of a drawing of the palaeontologist Charles Moore’s (1815-1881) fossil collection which he displayed in a ‘Free Museum’, a room at the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institute, Terrace Walk, Bath from the 1850s.

Moore himself appears in the image, at the front, towards the centre beside an exhibition case.  Also in the same image is a model of the Iguanodon produced by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins after his larger reconstructions at Crystal Palace.  The bust in the middle may be of William Smith (1769-1839).

Date: [?1860s]

Format: Albumen print

Archive reference: LDGSL/823

Image reference: 04-49

Recommended print size: Up to 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30cm)

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