East African Lions Diorama Post 1959

ID: SIA2010-0485

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Exhibit

Date: post 1959

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder:4

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A diorama in Mammal Hall, National Museum of Natural History, shows three full-grown East African lion with two cubs in lifelike poses at an African water hole. The East African lions are from the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition (1909-1910) and mounted by George B. Turner.


  • Turner, George B
  • Hall of Mammals
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See Neg. #s 24881 and SIA2010-0482 for earlier exhibits of the Atlas lions.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder:4

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


post 1959

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  • Taxidermy
  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Natural History
  • Lions
  • Exhibitions
  • Collection and preservation
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation
  • Dioramas
  • Natural history




  • Exhibit
  • Photographic print

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Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10 w x 6h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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