Vertebrate Paleontology Hall, USNM

ID: 2005-3000

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Exhibit

Date: 1913

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95 Box 44A Folder 14

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View of the Vertebrate Paleontology Hall, also known as Dinosaur Hall, in the United States National Museum's (USNM) Natural History Building (NHB), now the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). At the time of this picture the exhibit of fossil animals was called the "Hall of Extinct Monsters." Several dinosaur skeletons and other fossil animals are on exhibit. In this picture is the tail of the Sea-Living Mammal skeleton. Skeletons of various types of vertebrates are visible including the skeleton on the right of an Irish elk. A mural of "Diana of the Tides" can be seen on the rear wall.


  • United States National Museum
  • Paleontology Hall
  • Hall of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • United States National Museum Vertebrate Paleontology Division
  • Natural History Building
  • Natural History Building Central Hall
  • National Museum of Natural History. (U.S.) Division of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See Neg. #s 97-3049 and 2005-2999 for other views of the exhibits. For 1930s view of the hall see 33835-C.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95 Box 44A Folder 14

Contact information

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



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  • Dinosaurs
  • Art
  • Paleontology, Vertebrate
  • Mammals
  • Paleontology
  • Vertebrates
  • Animals
  • Mural painting and decoration
  • Specimens
  • Bones
  • Exhibitions
  • Skeleton
  • Paleontology Exhibit
  • Diana (Roman deity)
  • Art objects
  • Diana of the Tides
  • Painting


  • Exhibit
  • Cyanotype

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Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Cyanotype; Size:10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit Medium: Cyanotype

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