National Museum of Natural History Intern Phil Helms

ID: SIA RU000371 [77-10599-18A]

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1977

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: September 1977, Image No. 77-10599-18A

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Summary

From Torch article: "Phil Helms from A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, N.C., an intern in MNH's freeze dry lab, first took a correspondence course in taxidermy at age 11. Preservation of animal specimens-fish, birds, and deer-has been his hobby since then. But at the Smithsonian he has broadened his knowledge by helping prepare some of the 800 specimens for an upcoming exhibit in 1978, including snakes, ducks, a fox, a raccoon, and even an armadillo."

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs

Notes

  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," September 1977.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: September 1977, Image No. 77-10599-18A

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1977
  • August 10, 1977

Restrictions & Rights

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  • No Copyright - United States

Topic

  • Taxidermy
  • Helms, Phil
  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Birds
  • Owls
  • Collection and preservation
  • Interns
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [77-10599-18A]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;

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