[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Paleo Portraits

Yesterday Jaime was asking about photos of Sternberg and Barnum Brown. There 
is an extremely fun page of portaits at the American Museum's Department of 
Paleontology website, full of mugshots of luminaries of paleo (Brown 
inexplicably not among them). Among my favorites is the shot of William Elgin 
Swinton, who occupied the same niche in Britain that Colbert did here in the 
US. He was the author, I believe, of the first commercial dinosaur book and 
furthered the careers of artists Maurice Wilson and Naeve Parker. Central 
Casting could not have come up with a more perfect old-time paleontologist! 
Those were the days before they dressed-up in little costumes. url below.DV