Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy Exhibit in the South-East Range of USNM

ID: MNH-2797 or 2005-2998 or 2797

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1881-1887

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 14

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Summary

The Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy Exhibit in the South-East Range of the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building, c. 1881-1887, has large mammal skeletons including a giant sloth (Megatherium) and a mastodon in the foreground, and behind exhibit cases. Marine mammal skeletons are suspended from the ceiling.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum
  • South-East Range of the United States National Museum
  • Comparative Anatomy (Exhibition)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 14

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1881-1887

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Giant sloth
  • Natural History
  • Bones
  • Museum buildings
  • Mammals
  • Fossils
  • Marine mammals
  • Mastodon
  • Exhibitions
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology Exhibit
  • Megatherium
  • Skeleton
  • Natural history

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

MNH-2797 or 2005-2998 or 2797

Physical description

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

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