Postcard of Diplodocus carnegiei skeleton cast at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. Arthur Coggeshall and William Holland from the Carnegie Museum, along with Marcellin Boule of the Paris museum seated and surrounded by museum technicians. The impressive cast was a gift from US industrialist Andrew Carnegie. Photo c. 1908.
George Forrest was a prolific and adventurous plant hunter. He collected over 30,000 specimens whilst travelling across NW Yunnan, SW Sichuan, SE Tibet and NE Upper Burma. As well as herbarium specimens, he brought back vast quantities of seed, introducing many garden plants including a large number of Rhododendron and Primula species.