Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Sinclair Dinogirls

Flickr user jeffs46h3 has shared a batch of found photos from the sixties depicting the Sinclair "Dinogirls." After the 1964 World's Fair, Sinclair took the dinosaur models on a promotional tour. At some point in 1967, they stopped in Paramus, NJ, and locals had the chance to see them on flatbed trucks in the Garden State Plaza shopping mall parking lot. Someone with shaky photographic skills was on hand to document the raging fun that was had, and we're the beneficiaries!

Found Photo - The Sinclair Dinogirls

Found Photo - Learn to Focus

Found Photo - Sinclair Dinosaurs

Found Photo - Sinclair Dinosaurs

I'd imagine that the models were hired locally, as I haven't found any mention of them elsewhere, and Jeff is the only one to use the term "dinogirl" to describe them. If you have any more details (or were a "dinogirl" yourself), feel free to let me know!

3 comments:

  1. Dinosaurs and models? It's like Sinclair read my mind. They just need some cadillacs.

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  2. thank you for featuring my photos!

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  3. My pleasure, Jeff! Thanks for sharing them on Flickr. I love found photos and when they're combined with dinosaurs, I'm a happy camper.

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