William H. Dall

ID: SIA2009-4236 or SA -1152

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: circa 1916

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 6, Folder 42

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Image of William H. Dall, curator of echinoderms for the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History.


  • Dall, William Healey 1845-1927
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Echinoderms
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Biology


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Dean of Alaskan explorations, William Healey Dall, 1845-1927, began his scientific career as a member of the Scientific Corps of the Alaskan Western Union Telegraph Expedition in 1865. In 1871, he was appointed to the United States Coast Survey, where he continued his studies on Alaska and the northern Pacific Coast. Dall left the Coast Survey in 1884 to accept the rank of Paleontologist with the United States Geological Survey, a position he held until 1925. Having assembled and described some of the collections of mollusca and other organisms held by the United States National Museum since 1868, Dall served as Honorary Curator of the Museum's Division of Mollusks from 1880 until his death.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 6, Folder 42

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circa 1916

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SIA2009-4236 or SA -1152

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 7w x 9.8h ; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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