Two Men Uncovering Fossil Sp. 20-27

ID: SIA2009-1794

Creator: Unknown

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Date: 1931-1932

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 46, Box 118, Folder: Budget-Wetmore File 1929, After August 1

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Summary

  • Image of two men uncovering a fossil specimen called Sp. 20-27. The caption on the back of the image reads, "Photo-0-sp. 20-27. Lower jaws are seen to the right of the picture with teeth well preserved. Corse sand Lower Oligocene beds. Wyo."
  • Scientific field research headed by Charles W. Gilmore, curator of vertebrate paleontology for the U.S. National Museum (USNM), now known as the National Museum of Natural History, was conducted in 1931 and 1932. The expedition covered the Miocene and Oligocene formations of southwestern Montana and the Bighorn Basin in Wyoming. Expedition members sent back fossils to the USNM for research and display.

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Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

See Negative Numbers SIA2009-1793, SIA2009-1795, SIA2009-1796, and SIA2009-1797 for other images from this series. Additional information can be found in the Smithsonian Annual Report, 1931, pages 18-19.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 46, Box 118, Folder: Budget-Wetmore File 1929, After August 1

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1931-1932
  • Miocene
  • Oligocene

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Bighorn Basin
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Field Work
  • Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Paleontology
  • Fossils
  • Wyoming

Place

  • Wyoming
  • Bighorn Basin (Mont. and Wyo.)

ID Number

SIA2009-1794

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 6.5w x 4.5h ; Type of Image: Candid ; Medium: Photographic print

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