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Re: W. D. Matthew's _Dinosaurs_
Matthew's seminal popular dinosaur publication is now available complete
with original illustrations at the url below.
The Triceratops and Stegosaurus representations in Figure 6 don't look too
much different to modern reconstructions (the stegosaur's tail was even
elevated). It seems they got the diplodocid neck postures 'right' as well
(so we've recently come full circle!).
It's interesting that although most pictures of bipeds tended to show them
in kangaroo-like or even human-like postures, some of the old skeletal
mounts (Allosaurus in Fig.11, for instance) were fairly close to the mark.
It seems that a lot of artists either didn't look closely at the bones, or
didn't bother to talk to those who had. Or they simply copied earlier works
Knight's Ornitholetes painting (capturing what appears to be an
Archaeopteryx) was also impressively dynamic. You can definitely see
Osborn's influence there.
GIS / Archaeologist geo cities.com/dannsdinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia heretichides.soffiles.com