Robert (Bob) J. Emry

ID: SIA2013-03911

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-

Form/Genre: Person, candid

Date: 1975

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier

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Bob Emry, with the Titanothere skull collection, at this time was an associate curator in the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History.


  • Emry, Robert J
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • Kjell Bloch Sandved of the Office of Exhibits, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), at the commission of Porter Kier, then Director, NMNH, prepared these photographic materials to document personnel and activities of NMNH in 1975.
  • See Neg. SIA2013-03912 and 95-1207 for other photo of Bob Emry.
  • Curator of Cenozoic Mammals, emeritus. Research Interests: Evolution, Relationships, Biochronology and Paleogeography of Cenozoic Mammals. Broadly, his research centered on fossil mammals, more specifically the land mammals of the late Eocene and Oligocene epochs (about 45 to 30 million years ago) in the northern hemisphere.
  • Titanotheres are any member of an extinct group of large-hoofed mammals that originated in Asia or North America during the early Eocene Epoch (some 50 million years ago). Titanotheres, more properly called "brontotheres," became extinct during the middle of the Oligocene Epoch (some 28 million years ago). Most were large and fed mainly on soft vegetation. Their skulls were massive and frequently adorned with large bony protuberances covered in skin that may have been used in intraspecific combat or as defensive weapons against predators.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier

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  • Paleoontology
  • Employees
  • Mammals, Fossils
  • Museums
  • Skulls
  • Mammals
  • Fossils
  • Paleobiologists
  • Animals
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Bones
  • Skeleton
  • Museum curators
  • Paleobiology
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


Washington (D.C.)


  • Person, candid
  • Slide

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Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Color; Size: 1"w x 1 3.7"h; Type of Image: Person, candid ; Medium: Slide

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