Vertebrate Paleontology Storage and Work Area

ID: 97-3053

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1915?

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder 1A

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The Vertebrate Paleontology storage and work area in the National Museum of Natural History. There are fossils on tables in the room and three men are working on objects. On the rear wall is a fossil of a Plesiosaurs, an aquatic reptile from the end of the Triassic period (220 million years ago) until the end of the Cretaceous period (65 million years ago).


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History. (U.S.) Division of Vertebrate Paleontology


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


For another picture of this room and the Plesiosaurs see neg # 4886-B. This print is reproduced in USNM Bulletin 80, Plate 14, following page 104. * There are many other photographs of the NMNH in this location, as well as throughout RU79, Box 9.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder 1A

Contact information

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


c. 1915?

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  • Vertebrates
  • Storage
  • Marine mammals, Fossil
  • Laboratories
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Plesiosaurus
  • Workshops
  • Museums
  • Paleontology
  • Fossils
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Museums--Employees


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

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

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