American Dinosaur Abroad: A Cultural History of Carnegie’s Plaster Diplodocus
American Dinosaur Abroad: A Cultural History of Carnegie’s
In early July 1899, an excavation team of paleontologists sponsored by Andrew Carnegie discovered the fossil remains in Wyoming of what was then the longest and largest dinosaur on record. Named after its benefactor, the Diplodocus carnegii—or Dippy, as it’s known today—was shipped to Pittsburgh and later mounted and unveiled at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in 1907. Carnegie’s pursuit of dinosaurs in the American West and the ensuing dinomania of the late nineteenth century coincided with his broader political ambitions to establish a lasting world peace and avoid further international conflict. An ardent philanthropist and patriot, Carnegie gifted his first plaster cast of Dippy to the British Museum at the behest of King Edward VII in 1902, an impulsive diplomatic gesture that would result in the donation of at least seven reproductions to museums across Europe and Latin America over the next decade, in England, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Russia, Argentina, and Spain. In this largely untold history, Ilja Nieuwland explores the influence of Andrew Carnegie’s prized skeleton on European culture through the dissemination, reception, and agency of his plaster casts, revealing much about the social, political, cultural, and scientific context of the early t...
- ASIN: 0822945576
Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle
Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the
A lively account of how dinosaurs became a symbol of American power and prosperity and gripped the popular imagination during the Gilded Age, when their fossil remains were collected and displayed in museums financed by North America’s wealthiest business tycoons.Although dinosaur fossils were first found in England, a series of dramatic discoveries during the late 1800s turned North America into a world center for vertebrate paleontology. At the same time, the United States emerged as the world’s largest industrial economy, and creatures like Tyrannosaurus, Brontosaurus, and Triceratops became emblems of American capitalism. Large, fierce, and spectacular, American dinosaurs dominated the popular imagination, making front-page headlines and appearing in feature films.Assembling the Dinosaur follows dinosaur fossils from the field to the museum and into the commercial culture of North America’s Gilded Age. Business tycoons like Andrew Carnegie and J. P. Morgan made common cause with vertebrate paleontologists to capitalize on the widespread appeal of dinosaurs, using them to project American exceptionalism back into prehistory. Learning from the show-stopping techniques of P. T. Barnum, museums exhibited dinosaurs to attract, entertain, and educate the public. By assembling...
- ASIN: 067473758X
Carnegie's dinosaurs : a comprehensive guide to Dinosaur Hall at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Institute
Carnotaurus Carnegie Museum Dinosaur
North American Dinosaurs Tyrannosaurus Rex, Grades 3 - 5
North American Dinosaurs Tyrannosaurus Rex, Grades 3 -
A boy who collects fossils grows up to discover the first Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur. Years later, a girl grows up to find the largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever. Welcome to the exciting world of paleontology! This book is about the discovery of Tyrannosaurus rex, including information about the dinosaur's appearance, movement, and diet before it became extinct.This series introduces readers to the study of dinosaurs. Each book covers what scientists know and what they are still working to learn about these prehistoric beasts. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and an extension activity.
- ASIN: B07RT328ZC
Discover Dinosaurs: A Carnegie Activity Book (Carnegie Museum Discovery Series)
Osteology of ornithopodus dinosaurs from the Dinosaur National Monument, Utah (Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum)
Discover Dinosaurs Activity Book: A Comprehensive Teacher's Guide for Elementary and Middle Schools (Carnegie Museum Discovery Series)
HistoricalFindings Photo: Museum worker holding head of Carnegie Diplodocus,Paris,Frace,dinosaur
HistoricalFindings Photo: Museum worker holding head of Carnegie
8x12 inch Photographic Print from a high-quality scan of the original.Title: Museum worker holding head of Carnegie Diplodocus, Paris Creator(s): Bain News Service, publisher Date Created/Published: [no date recorded on caption card] Notes: Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.Subjects: Paris Bookmark /ggb2004001905/Bookmark:ggb2004001905Bookmark:ggb2004001905Note: Some images may have white bars on the sides or top if the original image does not conform to the 8x12 dimensions.Source: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
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- ASIN: B0083W0FVQ