American Mastodon, Paleontology Hall

ID: 29475 or NHB-29475

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1917

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

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The skeleton of an American Mastodon with long tusks stands in the Paleontology Hall of the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, c. 1917. The American Mastodons occupied woodland areas of North American from coast to coast and from Alaska to central Mexico, but are now extinct. At the time of this picture the exhibit was called the "Hall of Extinct Monsters."


  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See Neg. #229471 for similar view with a Museum employee.

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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. 1917

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  • Hall of Extinct Monsters
  • Animals
  • Mastodon
  • American Mastodon
  • Bones
  • Exhibitions
  • Skeleton
  • Mammals, Fossils
  • Mammals
  • Paleontology


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

29475 or NHB-29475

Physical description

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

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