Emperor Hirohito Greets National Museum of Natural History Staff Members

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Emperor Hirohito, 124th Emperor of Japan, visits the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), with Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, Porter M. Kier, NMNH Director, Dr. Frederick M. Bayer, curator of echinoderms in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, and James F. Mello, NMNH Assistant Director.


  • Bayer, Frederick M
  • Hirohito Emperor of Japan 1901-1989
  • Kier, Porter M
  • Mello, James F. 1936-
  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs


  • Also known as 96-921.
  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," November 1975.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: November 1975, Image No. 75-12071-A02

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  • 1975
  • October 2, 1975

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SIA RU000371 [75-12071-A02]

Physical description

8 x 10;

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