Vertebrate Paleontology Hall, NHB

ID: MNH-33835B or 33835-B or 2005-2542

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1930

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 13

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View is of a portion of the Vertebrate Paleontology Hall, or Dinosaur Hall, in the United States National Museum's (USNM) Natural History Building (NHB), now known as the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). The exhibit shows dinosaur skeletons and dinosaur models. At the time of this picture the exhibit was called the "Hall of Extinct Monsters." A papier mache reproduction of a Stegosaurus is at the center and a skeleton of a Triceratops is behind it.


  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Dinosaur Hall (Exhibition)
  • Hall of Extinct Monsters
  • Natural History Building Vertebrate Paleontology Hall
  • Natural History Building
  • National Museum of Natural History. (U.S.) Division of Vertebrate Paleontology


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • See also image number 2005-2927. For a close-up view of the stegosaurus, image number MNH-28156.
  • Note on photograph refers to "Gazin," (Charles Lewis Gazin), who in 1932 became a curator in the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology at USNM.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 13

Contact information

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


c. 1930

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  • Dinosaurs
  • Stegosaurus
  • Models (representations)
  • Paleontology, Vertebrate
  • Specimens
  • Bones
  • Exhibitions
  • Skeleton
  • Triceratops
  • Paleontology Exhibit
  • Paleontology
  • Models and modelmaking


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

MNH-33835B or 33835-B or 2005-2542

Physical description

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

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