The First Diplodocus Skeleton at Carnegie Institute

This week’s Friday Favorite is a deep cut from our collection, selected by our Assistant Registrar, Gabi DiDonna.

“I love this early image of the very first Diplodocus (aka Dippy!) skeleton being assembled at the museum. As someone who works behind-the-scenes with collections and exhibitions, it’s incredible to see how some of the first exhibits were put together by hand.”

Carnegie Museum of Art, The First Diplodocus Skeleton at Carnegie Institute
Two men stand in front of a large diplodocus skeleton perched on scaffolding, watching a man on a ladder cleaning the skeleton.
Unknown American; (Dr. W.J. Holland with Others Assembling the First Diplodocus Skeleton at Carnegie Institute), c. 1906, Carnegie Museum of Art

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