Frederick Palmer, My Second Year of the War (1915): &#x201C;Unquestionably the tank resembles an armadillo, a caterpillar, a diplodocus, a motor car&#x201D;. R. Derby Holmes, A Yankee in the Trenches (1918): &#x201C;For weeks all we knew about them was what we gathered from their appearance as they reeled along, camoufalged with browns and yellows like great toads, and that they were named with quaint names like &#x2018;creme de menthe&#x2019; and &#x2018;diplodocus&#x2019;.
Diplodocuses in Europe, 1915
Distribution of diplodoces throughout Europe
William Randolph Hearst, proprietor. Example of &#x2018;Yellow Journalism&#x2019;
Man possessed of the &#x2018;WOW&#x2019; factor. Sends order to Holland, who can&#x2019;t suppress a &#x2018;benign smile&#x2019; (1927)
Holland in Carnegie Magazine, 1927: &#x201C;The King saw the sketch, and, adjusting his glasses, stepped forward, exclaiming &#x201C;I say, Carnegie, what in the world is this?&#x201D; Mr. Carnegie replied, &#x201C;The hugest quadruped that ever walked the earth, a namesake of mine&#x201D;. [...] &#x201C;Oh I say Carnegie&#x201D;, replied the King, &#x201C;we must have one of these in the British Museum!&#x201D;.
Temporary exhibit in Exposition Hall, Pittsburgh (museum not yet finished).
Lord Avebury unveiled the animal
E. Ray Lankester: keeper of zoology in the NHM
Carnegie&#x2019;s geste got attention in the US as well
25 Blocks of wood and concrete to indicate the animal&#x2019;s shape, and also to create a ready-made &#x2018;dippy kit&#x2019;; Fritz Drevermann
Still as it was placed in 1908.
&#x201C;Es war also recht gruslich geworden&#x201D; Holland reacts (1910) vehemently, tracks in the 1930s confirm elephant-like stance.
A Royal Fuss
How Project Diplodocus Came to Europe
Kladderadatsch (7 May 1908)
Auch ein viel älterer Herr But even a much older gent
noch muß Sees itself forced to wander
Den Wanderburschen Goes by the name
And belongs among the
Er ist genannt
Diplodocus‚ Mr. Carnegie packs him
und zählt zu den Fossilen joyfully
Herr C a r n e g i e verpackt In giant arcs