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Monday, August 22, 2011

Back When A Brontosaurus Meant Something

Selected pages from
Prehistoric Animals
Dinosaurs and other Reptiles and Mammals
Adapted from the pages of LIFE
Golden Library Of Knowledge
Images from years 1952-1961


Vinyl Whores said...

Oh I love seeing this. I had these illustrations as a wall paper border around my room when i was a wee tot. Blast from the past! thanks!


Dick Cannon said...

Thanks! This is what science was all about as kid!

Marble River said...

The space pics look like Chesley Bonstell, but the dinos sure look like the work of Rudy Zallinger, who lived in my home town and did the fantastic murals at the Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT.

Dick Cannon said...

Marble River--

YES! Looks like many of the dino paintings are the work of Rudy Zallinger. I just scanned the illustration and photo credits from the back of the book and added them to the post. There is no mention of Chesley Bonstell, but that style of space illustration was pretty common in the 50s/60s. It all starts to look very similar.