23a. Triceratops at the Pan-American Expo, 1901

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The photograph at the right is a view of the United States National Museum exhibit at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, in 1901. Prominently visible is a full-size skeleton of Triceratops. This is probably not a real skeleton, since the U.S. National Museum Triceratops mount would not be completed for some years; it must have been a replica in wood or plaster. Whatever it might have been, standing before it , in a protective case, is Charles Knight's life model of Triceratops (see item 23). The model can be seen more clearly below in a second illustration (below), which is an enlargement from the photograph. Not quite so visible in this detail is Knight's painting of Triceratops, which was propped between the legs of the skeleton replica.

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Source

Merrill, George P. "Report on the Department of Geology for the Year 1900-1901," in: Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Report of the U. S. National Museum, for the year ending June 30, 1901, pp. 81-91. This work was on display in the original exhibition as item 23.

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