Mammoth Teeth from Florida

ID: SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-2785]

Creator: Gidley, James Williams 1866-1931

Form/Genre: Lantern slides

Date: 1925

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 12-492, Image No. SIA2012-2785

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Mammoth teeth collected from the Melbourne/Vero Beach area in Florida sometime during the 1920s, most likely 1924 or 1925. The man on the left is C. P. Singleton. The woman is unidentified, but may be his wife. Mr. Singleton had found fossil bones and human remains, apparently of Pleistocene age, in close proximity at a site near Melbourne, Florida. He reported the find to the United States National Museum and in mid-1925, James Gidley of the USNM, and Frederick Loomis of Amherst College, were sent to investigate. Loomis, Singleton, and Gidley met in Melbourne and spent six weeks carefully excavating three local sites. Gidley returned for further excavations through 1930.


  • Gidley, James Williams 1866-1931
  • United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum Department of Paleontology
  • Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)

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Melbourne (Fla.)


Lantern slides

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SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-2785]

Physical description

4 x 3.25;

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