Charles Sheldon Pictured with Slain Caribou

ID: 2005-7054

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1910

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7172, Box 8, Folder 13

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Charles Sheldon stands holding a gun with a slain caribou at his feet. Following his retirement in 1903 from active business, Charles Sheldon came to the Biological Survey in 1904. Sheldon was a hunter-naturalist and made numerous trips to Mexico, Alaska, and the Yukon among others. He wrote and published accounts of his many trips. The Biological Survey and the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, were recipients of specimens of game and non-game mammals contributed by Sheldon and other sportsmen, with invaluable reports on the habits and distribution of the wild life observed.


Sheldon, Charles 1867-1928


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Photo included in the papers of Hartley H.T. Jackson (1881-1976) who worked for the Bureau of Biological Survey.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7172, Box 8, Folder 13

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


c. 1910

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  • Animals
  • Hunting and gathering societies
  • Hunting
  • United States Biological Survey (USBS)
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Firearms
  • Caribou
  • Hunters


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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