Messmore & Damon Pteranodon







Mechanical adult Pteranodon from Messmore & Damon’s attraction “The World a Million Years Ago,” which debuted at the Chicago World’s Fair (1933-4), “A Century of Progress.” Over the years this figure has been revamped and restored a number of times.


How this figure originally looked back in 1933 at Messmore & Damon’s studio in New York City.









One of a series of souvenir postcards from Parco Zoo del Garda-Parco del Dinosauri, in Bussolengo-Pastrengo, Italy, showing a life-sized statue of Pteranodon.








Postcard (one of a series) from Dinamation International Corp. showing that company’s “updated” full-scale animatronic Pteranodon.