Sunday, June 27, 2010

Jesse Earl Hyde Collection

 Cladoselache Shark Fossil
Cleveland Shale - Upper Devonian Period
Geier Collections Center of Cincinnati Museum
Ohio - United States

While doing research about the Devonian Period Cladoselache shark, I came across images from an Ohio geology professor who taught in the early 1900s.  The collection is called "The Jesse Earl Hyde Lantern Slide Collection" and it is housed at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  It can be seen at this website.  The collection was digitized by a student named Kathy Huwig in maybe 2003-2004.  That looks like quite a bit of work!

The website describes itself this way, " This website contains images and descriptions of over one thousand glass lantern slides used by Prof. Jesse Earl Hyde, a professor who taught geology at Western Reserve University (now part of Case Western Reserve University) from 1915 until his death in 1936. The collection itself contains more than 2000 slides and hundreds of photographs made roughly from 1890 to the mid 1930's. These slides span a massive range of topics such the evolution of man, glaciers, Ohio geology, and the history of science just to name a few"

The images that interested me were of the Cladoselache shark: 675.7, 675.8, and 675.40.  The last link has a picture that I hope will help me identify something I found in the New Albany Shale.  Since I do not have permission to use the pictures from the Jesse Earl Hyde collection, I include in this post images I took while visiting the Cincinnati Museum Geier Collections Center.

 Cladoselache Shark Pectoral Fins Fossil
Cleveland Shale - Upper Devonian Period
Geier Collections Center of Cincinnati Museum
Ohio - United States