Ellison Project

Part One

“It’s only fitting that we start at the beginning, with Erwin Christman. Christman was a sculptor and illustrator who worked at the American Museum of Natural History in the early part of the last century. He was not only an accurate draughtsman and modeler, but also a highly intelligent and sympathetic assistant to the members of the scientific staff whom he worked with. He died at the tragically early age of 36 in November, 1921. Henry Fairfield Osborn’s Titanothere volumes were above and all my primary source of reference - which I turned to again and again over the span of this project. Although I realize that many of Osborn's ideas concerning Brontothere evolution are outmoded, the anatomical information provided in both volumes is simply outstanding, and unequaled. Here are just a few examples.”


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