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Hadrosaurus foulkii in 1876

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Archives Coll. 491876

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

In 1868, before most of the world had heard of dinosaurs, the Academy became the first to display a fully mounted dinosaur, the plant-eater Hadrosaurus foulkii from New Jersey. Visitors lined up to see it, and the museum, unused to large crowds, started to charge admission in an attempt to reduce the number of people coming through its doors.

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  • Title: Hadrosaurus foulkii in 1876
  • Creator: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Archives Coll. 49
  • Date Created: 1876
  • Location: Dinosaur Hall

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