Whale-headed Stork

ID: MNH-28191

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1955

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

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Summary

Two whale-headed storks, shoe bill balaeniceps rex, from eastern tropical Africa, are displayed in an exhibit case in the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. The birds were collected during the Smithsonian-Roosevelt Expedition (1909-1910.)

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • Bird Hall (USNM)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Birds
  • Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

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

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1955

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Animals
  • Storks
  • Exhibit cases
  • Birds
  • Exhibitions
  • Ornithology

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

MNH-28191

Physical description

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

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