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Image by Edward Drinker Cope. The fossil reptiles of New Jersey

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Paper Dinosaurs is an exhibition of original printed materials related to the history of dinosaur discovery. The online exhibit was completely redesigned in 2009.

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About the Exhibit

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In 1996, the Linda Hall Library mounted an exhibition of original printed materials related to the history of dinosaur discovery. On view were most of the classic papers of dinosaur lore, including original publications by Gideon Mantell, Richard Owen, Othniel Marsh, Roy Chapman Andrews, and a host of others; there were forty-nine items in all. The original exhibition ran from October 17, 1996 through April 30, 1997.

The exhibition was then transferred to a virtual format on the web and expanded to include thirty-five additional works that could not be accommodated in the original exhibition space. It then ran relatively unchanged until 2009, when the pages were redesigned and the images reshot.

Paper Dinosaurs now includes 94 images images, with each image available in a small or large format. Clicking on any small image will bring up the large version, and vice versa. The original exhibition was accompanied by a printed catalog, which is still available from the Library.

The printed catalog does not include the 32 supplemental works that were added for the online exhibition. Click here if you would like to order the catalog.

We hope you enjoy Paper Dinosaurs. Please continue to the exhibition.