Postcard of a 70-Foot Dinosaur Skeleton

ID: SIA2013-07711 (front) and SIA2013-07712 (back)

Creator: Curt Teich & Co

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1942

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection T90126, Box 1, Folder:3

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Postcard with a caption on the front above the picture says "Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. -- Free Post Cards for Service Men [World War II]" and below the picture says "70-foot Dinosaur Skeleton, U.S. [United States] National Museum", now the National Museum of Natural History. The front of the postcard has a white border. The postcard is unused.


  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


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The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) first opened to the public on March 17, 1910 as the new United States National Museum. The National Museum was first housed in what is now the Arts and Industries Building.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection T90126, Box 1, Folder:3

Contact information

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



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  • Postcard
  • Dinosaurs
  • Exhibitions
  • Skeleton
  • Fossils


  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-07711 (front) and SIA2013-07712 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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