Topiary Dinosaur on National Museum of Natural History Grounds

ID: 90-7429-13

Creator: Penland, Dane A

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1990

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder August 1990

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Summary

Topiary dinosaur built out of steel rods and angle iron wrapped with chicken wire, the frame was filed with sphagnum moss containing soil in which to plant the leafy dino's coat. Admiring their handiwork are, from left, Gardener Robert Burgess; Gardener/Leader Walter Howell, who designed and built the critter; Gardeners Antonie Myles (Top), Thomas Brown and Kurt Donaldson; and Modelmaker Reed Martin, who helped build the topiary.

Subject

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in Torch, August 1990

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder August 1990

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1990

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Dinosaurs
  • Horticulture
  • Employees
  • Topiary work
  • Topiary Dinosaur
  • Gardens
  • Martin, Reed
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Myles, Antonie
  • Grounds
  • Brown, Thomas
  • Burgess, Robert
  • Howell, Walter
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Donaldson, Kurt

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

90-7429-13

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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