Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February 12 Birthday: Barnum Brown

Barnum Brown, archeologist 
February 12, 1873-February 5, 1963

Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World by Tracey Fern, illustrated by Boris Kulikov (FSG, 2012)

A fossil collector since childhood, Barnum, who was named after the famous circus man, hoped he would grow up to do something important. He did. In 1902, he unearthed a T- rex, that was eventually displayed at the American Museum of Natural History.

Drop by the American Museum of Natural History in NYC today.