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Gilboa Forest b&w.jpg
The Gilboa Forest exhibit was the State Museum's largest display. It was 36 feet wide, 25-30 feet tall, and 16-18 feet deep. Running water added sound, giving it a sense of realism. Goldring sent images such as this to her colleagues and friends…

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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…

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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Winifred Goldring in a motorcycle sidecar during field research. E.J. Stein, who took the photograph, acted as her driver and assistant in the field. The exactly year and location of the photograph is not known, but it is thought to be from before…

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A close-up of Goldring's ruler. Her name is carved into the wood.

field notebook 16 -brief road cut notes.jpg
Excerpt from one of Goldring's field notebooks. The outside cover reads:
"New York State Museum
Field Notebook No. 16."

The inside cover of the notebook reads:

"Hamilton with G. A. Cooper
Jul. 24- Sept. 5 1938
Port Jervis to…

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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…

Bausch & Lomb catalog pg3 top.jpg
This is the top portion of page three of a Bausch & Lomb "Magnifiers and Readers" catalog. Exact year is unknown, but it probably in the 1922-1925 range.

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.
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