Impressions from a Lost World: The Discovery of Dinosaur Footprints

Geological Cross-Section Illustration, Orra White Hitchcock

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This illustration shows in a cross-section view, the types of rock that can be found in Massachusetts. The illustration reads from the New York/Massachusetts state line at the far left, to Cape Cod on the right. Orra White Hitchcock created this chart for her husband Edward to use in his natural history classes at Amherst College.

Orra Hitchcock
c. 1828-1840
pen and ink on linen
Courtesy of:
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers, Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library