Designing Iron Framework in Paleontologic Laboratory to Support Diplodocus Skeleton

ID: SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-2794]

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Form/Genre: Lantern slides

Date: 1927

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 12-492, Image No. SIA2012-2794

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Summary

Framework for the USNM's Diplodocus specimen (USNM 10865) under construction in the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory. Mounting work began in 1927 with the creation of a temporary supporting framework. Delays in obtaining the permanent iron supports, steel castings, and certain of the bones for the display caused work to be somewhat sporadic until 1930. The specimen was finally installed in the main vertebrate paleontology hall in 1931.

Subject

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

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 12-492, Image No. SIA2012-2794

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1927
  • Between 1927 and 1930

Restrictions & Rights

  • No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
  • No Known Copyright Restrictions

Topic

Dinosaurs

Form/Genre

Lantern slides

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-2794]

Physical description

4 x 3.25;