Gallery with Audio!


Bill Cotter, World's Fair enthusiast, has been collecting images of the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair for many years. He shares with us here some excellent views of Dinoland. If you would like to see more images of Bill's fabulous collection of World's Fair images, visit his website WorldsFairPhotos.com.
Tom Weakley, Assistant Manager of Dinoland, had the presence of mind back in October,1965 to save the audio narration of Sinclair's presentation at the Fair. Our thanks to Tom for sharing the narrations with Fair fans some forty-plus years later!

Looking down into Sinclair's Dinoland from the top of the US Rubber Ferris Wheel

Sinclair Aerial

Welcome to Dinoland! Step inside and visit the world of the dinosaurs!

 Dinoland Entrance

Dinoland Entrance

Dinoland Entrance

Trachodon

Our first stop is to take a look at Trachodon. 1500 teeth! Is he really harmless?
Narration: LISTEN!

Trachodon

Ornitholestes

Who's this little fella on the other side of the path? It's Ornitholestes. A flesh eater that's the size of a turkey.
Narration: LISTEN!

Ornitholestes

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Here's the real monster! Tyrannosaurus. King of the dinosaurs!
Narration: LISTEN!

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Triceratops

Triceratops. Ready to do battle with the T-Rex.
Narration: LISTEN!

Triceratops

 Triceratops

Brontosaurus Eggs and a new hatchling!

Brontosaurus Eggs

Anklyosaurus

Ankylosaurus. A walking fortress.
Narration: LISTEN!

Corythosaurus

In a water setting we find Corythosaurus. With a face only a mother could love?
Narration: LISTEN!

Corythosaurus

Brontosaurus

Everybody's favorite at the top of the hill -- Brontosaurus!
Narration: LISTEN!

Brontosaurus

Brontosaurus

Brontosaurus

Stegosaurus

Bony plates provided the ultimate protection for Stegosaurus. We find him on the pathway as we head toward the Sinclair Petroleum displays.
Narration: LISTEN!

Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus

Source: Above photos presented courtesy Bill Cotter Collection and are © Copyright 2007 Bill Cotter, All Rights Reserved

Struthiomimus

The last dinosaur on our tour of Dinoland is Struthiomimus.
Narration: LISTEN!

Struthiomimus

Epochal Diorama
Dinoland Exit Diorama depicting the geologic conditions that combined to create the crude oil used in the production of petroleum products by Sinclair Refining.
Narration: LISTEN!
Our Sinclair Dinoland tour ends with a display of Sinclair's Diversified Petroleum Products.
Narration: LISTEN!

Source: Official Souvenir Book - 1964/1965 New York World's Fair, presented courtesy Bradd Schiffman Collection


Conceptual artwork for Sinclair Dinoland at the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair

SOURCE: NY World's Fair Corporation, presented courtesy Bradd Schiffman Collection

Artist's Concept


Close-up of the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex at Sinclair's Dinoland.

SOURCE: Commercial Transparency by Photo Lab, Inc., Washington, DC

T-Rex

Interesting view of Tyrannosaurus Rex & Triceratops

SOURCE: John Pender Collection

T-Rex and Triceratops

Brontosaurus and Crowds

Brontosaurus peers down on motorists along the Grand Central Parkway as crowds stroll through Dinoland

Source: ROLOC Color Transparency, presented courtesy Bradd Schiffman Collection


Aerial view of Dinoland (View a Larger Version of this Photograph)

SOURCE: New York World's Fair Publicity Photograph presented courtesy Craig Bavaro collection

Dinoland Aerial

 

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