Paleontology Laboratory, USNM

ID: 2002-21697

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1913

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder 25

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Smithsonian Institution employees are at work in the Paleontology Laboratory in the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, 1913. On work tables are various fossils. On the rear wall is a fossil of a Plesiosaurus, an aquatic reptile from the end of the Triassic period (220 million years ago) until the end of the Cretaceous period (65 million years ago).


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • For a later picture, see Neg. 4886-B
  • Image reproduced in the 1913 Smithsonian Institution, Unived States National Museum, Bulletin 80, Plate 14.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder 25

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



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  • Dinosaurs
  • Laboratories
  • Plesiosaurus
  • Reptiles, Fossil
  • Employees
  • Paleontology
  • Fossils
  • Museum buildings
  • Ray-finned bony fish
  • Storage
  • Fishes
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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