Ancient Seas Hall, NMNH

ID: 2003-12106

Creator: Steiner, John

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 2000s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009, Smithsonian Photographic Services Collection

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Summary

The Life in the Ancient Seas exhibit in the National Museum of Natural History held nearly one thousand fossil fish specimens. A display of fish fossils embedded in sand is in the foreground while models of sharks, rays, and other fishes hang from the ceiling. In the background a sign reads "Act Three: The Cenozoic Era". To the left there is a display case running the length of a wall with an undersea mural and a skeleton, while to the right there is a display case with a various shells, including a nautilus.

Author

Steiner, John

Subject

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The Life in the Ancient Seas exhibit closed in November 2013.
  • Restrictions: No restrictions

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009, Smithsonian Photographic Services Collection

Contact information

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

Date

April 2, 2003

Topic

  • Fishes
  • Exhibitions

Place

  • United States
  • District of Columbia
  • Washington

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

2003-12106

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 42"w x 28"h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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