Edgar G. Laybourne, Exhibits Specialist, with Model of a Python

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Edgar G. Laybourne, ?-1966, exhibits specialist, with the United States National Museum, prepares a model of a snake - a reticulated python - for display in the National Museum of Natural History. He is painting the snake's skin on the cast, which will later be removed.


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


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See Smithsonian Magazine June 1995 "The Object at Hand"

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9610, Roxie C. Laybourne Oral History Interviews

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



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  • Laybourne, Edgar G
  • Reticulated python
  • Reptiles
  • Python (Genus)
  • Animals
  • Models (representations)
  • Exhibits specialists
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Exhibitions
  • Snakes
  • Models and modelmaking
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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

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