Impressions from a Lost World: The Discovery of Dinosaur Footprints

Fossil Track Illustration, Orra White Hitchcock

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Orra White Hitchcock created this banner for her husband Edward Hitchcock to use in his classes at Amherst College. It shows and names five kinds of ornithicnites—fossil footprints left by the prehistoric birdlike creatures we now call dinosaurs.

Orra White Hitchcock
c. 1828-1840
69 x 164 cm.
pen and ink on linen
Courtesy of:
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library