G. Arthur and Josephine Cooper

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G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) Cooper (1902-2000), and his wife, Josephine stand beside a painting of Cooper by Robert Ades. The painting was presented at a dinner on October 28, 1965, honoring Cooper, Chairman of the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History. The portrait now hangs in the Cooper Library of the Natural History Building.


  • Ades, Robert Weston
  • Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-
  • Cooper, Josephine (Mrs. G. Arthur)
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology


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Photograph included in the transcript of G. Arthur Cooper Interview by Pamela M. Henson, January 12, 1984, in Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 9524 Box 1 G. Arthur Cooper 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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  • Paleobiologists
  • Art
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  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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

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