Vertebrate Paleontology Exhibit, East Central Hall, First Floor, Natural History Building

ID: 2005-2999

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1913

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

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View of the Vertebrate Paleontology exhibit in the new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. On exhibit are skeletons of various types of vertebrates including mammals, dinosaurs, and sea-living mammals. In this photograph is the whole skeleton of the sea-living mammal. An Irish elk skelton is on the right. The mural of "Diana of the Tides" can be seen on the rear wall.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See also Negs. #97-3959 and 2005-3000 for others view of the exhibit. For 1930s view of the hall see 33835-C.

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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


  • Photographic print
  • Cyanotype

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Physical description

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

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