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1939 specimen photos.jpg
These photos were attached to a brief letter written in October of 1939 by colleague Frank M. Swartz.

"I was glad to hear that the specimens reached you safely, and I wish to thank you again for the loan of them. I am enclosing copies of the…

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Goldring's Handbook of Paleontology and her monograph about Crinoids are some of her most significant published works. Her work on the Gilboa fossils was widely popular as well.

1927 Clapp roadside exhibit ideas closeup.jpg
Goldring worked with Sidney K. Clapp, an engineer, to design a roadside exhibit in Gilboa. This is one of his sketches, as the layout of the final project was becoming clearer.

me at the roadside exhibit.jpg
This is a photograph of Chelsea Robertson, the creator of this online exhibit.

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Despite the decision not to move the Gilboa forest exhibit with the rest of the museum in the 1970s, the New York State Museum still owns several Gilboa stumps. Along with the other fossils that Goldring collected during her career, these serve as…

Goldring rendering seed fern.jpg
This sketch was known as a restoration - the application of scientific study to create an interpretation that 'restores' the once-living plant that a fossil represents.

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One of the fossils at the Gilboa History Museum is displayed upside down so that its root system and impressions of the nearby forest floor can be seen.

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The inside cover illustration from Winifred Goldring's Handbook of Paleontology for Beginners and Amateurs, Part 1: The Fossils, published by the New York State Museum in 1929. The second volume dealt with stratigraphy and rock formations.  Goldring…

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The cover of this notebook reads, "N. Y. State Geological Survey, Albany." The work contained is from Goldring's 1922 trip to the Gaspé region of Canada. The page demonstrates the incorporation of sketches into Goldring's field notes, a common…

Simple scale showing the division and chronology of geologic time as it is understood in North America. The Devonian Period occurred from roughly 410-360 million years ago, though opinions differ on the exact years.
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