Postcard of a Stegosaurus

ID: SIA2013-07715 (front) and SIA2013-7716 (back)

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: c. 1930-1949

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

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Summary

"Real photo" postcard of an exhibit at the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, of a Stegosaurus and the caption reads "Restoration of Armored Dinosaur, Smithsonian Institution." The front of the postcard has a white border. The postcard is unused. However, there is a penciled note on the message side: "Recd. 3/16/49--$220.00." "5.01" is penciled on the address side.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • 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.
  • "Real photo" postcards were first produced using the Kodak "postcard camera." The postcard camera could take a picture and then print a postcard-size negative of the picture, complete with a divided back and place for postage.

Contained within

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, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1930-1949

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Postcard
  • Dinosaurs
  • Stegosaurus
  • Exhibitions

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2013-07715 (front) and SIA2013-7716 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 5.4w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Photographic print

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