In early illustrations, dinosaurs were often portrayed as lumbering,
upright, tail-dragging behemoths. The Hadrosaurus
above is a
black-and-white print of a 1909 color painting by Charles R. Knight in
the American Museum of Natural History. It was used to illustrate an
article in the
magazine of May 1919.
New discoveries and research into how dinosaurs lived and died has
changed our understanding of what they might have looked like.
Artists use the latest information, study living animals, and deploy
computers to produce dinosaur portraits that are like mini
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Illustration by Charles R. Knight from National Geographic magazine, May, 1919