Dr. Richard E. Grant Etching Fossil Matrix

ID: SIA2013-03946

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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Summary

  • In an acid-etching lab in the Natural History Building, Dr. Richard E. Grant is examining brachiopod fossil remains in a rock. He holds a bottle containing an acid solution which he is squirting on a rock matrix containing a fossil. The rock has been placed in a frame. Grant is wearing a protective apron. In this image more of the lab is visible.
  • Richard E. Grant (1927-1995) was an invertebrate paleontologist and authority on Permian Brachiopods. He served as Curator, Chairman, and Senior Geologist in the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History from 1972 until his death. He was most famous for studying Brachiopods of the Permian period.
  • Brachiopoda are marine invertebrates and have hard "valves" (shells) on the upper and lower surfaces. The shell has two valves of unequal size enclosing an armlike lophophore used for feeding, and often have delicate appendages. They include many extinct species commonly found as fossils and are called lampshells.

Subject

  • Grant, Richard E
  • Laboratory of Fossil Invertebrates (NMNH)
  • Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology Division of Invertebrate Paleontology
  • Department of Paleobiology (NMNH) Division of Invertebrate Paleontology

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • 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 Richard E. Grant, see Negatives SIA2013-03944 through SIA2013-03954.

Contained within

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, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1975

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Laboratories
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Paleontology
  • Fossils
  • Science rooms and equipment
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Animals
  • Equipment
  • Paleontologists
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Brachiopods
  • Marine animals
  • Museum curators
  • Research--Equipment and supplies
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Person, candid
  • Slide

ID Number

SIA2013-03946

Physical description

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

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