Uphill Both Ways
Volume 9 - Boston 1956
lights removed and replaced by focused spot lights shining narrowly on Mayan stelae sitting on top of simple bases. Most dramatic effect to walk into a dark room and see those mysterious items. Well, Kronosaurus was coming to life at the same time on the other end of the massive long building.
Museum displays were all being examined and revised. There seems to have been two fundamental purposes to this renaissance: give life to the lifeless, and add beauty or artistry. Dad’s mount did those things, in spades. So his method was going to either be copied or duplicated to some extent by others. What has happened, in terms of his model, is that the next generation of mounts done by people who saw his method, incorporated his concepts. Then the next generation of mounts done by people who saw the first generation imitators, also imitated it but by that time the origin of the method was probably lost. That has continued until dinosaur mounters today probably have no inkling about this original mount that has influenced mounts permanently.