Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., Examining Fish

ID: SIA2013-03937

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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  • Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., sits at a table examining a fish as he compares it to an illustration in a book. He has on a magnifying headset. On the table is a magnifier, a glass jar, glasses and other papers. In the background are shelves holding glass bottles containing specimens, and file cabinets.
  • Robert H. Gibbs, Jr. joined the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum as Associate Curator in the Division of Fishes in 1963 and became Curator in 1967. An American ichthyologist, he devoted much of his career to the study of pelagic and deep-sea fishes. He was also an avid conservationist and a member of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists for over 30 years.


  • Gibbs, Robert H. Jr
  • Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Vertebrate Zoology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Fishes


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.
  • For other images of Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., see Negatives SIA2013-03838 and SIA2013-03839.

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

Contact information

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



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  • Marine sciences
  • Ichthyology
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Marine Biology
  • Equipment
  • Optical instruments
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Fishes
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Microscopes
  • Marine biologists
  • Marine biology--Research
  • Museum curators
  • Research--Equipment and supplies
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


Washington (D.C.)


  • Person, candid
  • Slide

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

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