Viola Shelly Schantz

ID: 95-20481

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: Unknown, perhaps 1930s?

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7288, Box 1

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Viola Shelly Schantz served as a Biological Aide, Biologist and Systematic Zoologist for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service from 1918 to 1961. In this photo, she surveys animal pelts from a storage drawer. Stationed at the Smithsonian throughout her career, she also served as the curator for the North American mammal collection in the National Museum of Natural History.


  • United States National Museum Division of Mammals
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Biological Survey
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7288, Box 1

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Unknown, perhaps 1930s?

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  • Women
  • Animals
  • Animal Pelts
  • Zoology
  • Museums
  • Biology
  • History
  • Mammals
  • Schantz, Viola Shelly
  • Women--History
  • Museum curators


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 7 1/2w x 9 1/2 h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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