These life restorations of prehistoric creatures may have inspired some of the Neoform figures of the early 1950s. Left, publicity still from the 1951 Lippert movie Lost Continent.
Tyrannosaurus painted by artist Charles R. Knight in 1906 for the American Museum of Natural History.
Early Iguanodon restoration by Danish zoologist Gerhard Heilmann.
Stegosaurus drawing (early 1920s) by German paleontologist Othenio Abel, which appeared in some European books about paleontology.