Giraffe Mannequin Being Assembled

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Summary

A giraffe mannequin, before the skin was put on, is being assembled in the taxidermy shop of the new United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. The animal was one of the many specimens collected on the Smithsonian-Roosevelt Expedition (1909-1910)

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Taxidermy Shop
  • Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7074, Box 35, Folder 06

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1911

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Taxidermy
  • Mannequins (figures)
  • Models (representations)
  • Specimens
  • Exhibitions
  • Giraffe
  • Models and modelmaking

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Cyanotype

ID Number

SIA2010-0607 and 24893

Physical description

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

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