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Aleš Hrdlička (1869-1943), as a young man. Hrdlička was a curator at the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History from 1904 to 1941. A Czech native, Hrdlička traveled widely to collect skeletal remains and established the Smithsonian's world-renowned physical anthropology collections. In 1904, he came to head the newly created Division of Physical Anthropology (DPA) at the National Museum of Natural History, a position he held for the next forty years.
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Photograph included in the transcript of T. Dale Stewart by Pamela M. Henson, January 10, 1945, in Smithsonian Institution Archives, and in the transcript of Henry B. Collins by Pamela M. Henson, March 5, 1985, in the Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9521, Box 1, T. Dale Stewart Oral History Interview; and Record Unit 9528, Box 1, Henry B. Collins Oral History Interview
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
SIA2009-4246 and 4816
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print