Visit of Emperor Hirohito to National Museum of Natural History

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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, Dr. Joseph Rosewater, curator of mollusks in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Professor Hidemi Sato, University of Pennsylvania, and James F. Mello, NMNH Assistant Director.


  • Hirohito Emperor of Japan 1901-1989
  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Kier, Porter M
  • Bayer, Frederick M
  • Rosewater, Joseph 1928-1985
  • Sato, Hidemi 1926-
  • Mello, James F. 1936-
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-009, Image No. 75-13770

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  • 1975
  • October 2, 1975

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  • Marine Biology
  • Special events
  • Marine biology


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SIA Acc. 11-009 [75-13770]

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