Basilosaurus on Display

ID: MNH-28533 and 28533

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Exhibit

Date: circa 1911

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 38

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Basilosaurus cetoides "Owen," a fossil Eocene whale found in Alabama, on display in the Hall of Extinct Monsters at the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 38

Contact information

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


circa 1911

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  • Marine Biology
  • Basilosaurus
  • Animals
  • Zeuglodon
  • Natural History
  • Whales
  • Exhibitions
  • Mammals
  • Marine mammals
  • Natural history


  • Exhibit
  • Glass plate negative

ID Number

MNH-28533 and 28533

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 5"w x 4"h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Glass plate negative

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