Dr. Richard E. Grant in Pakistan

ID: SIA2013-03954

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-

Form/Genre: Landscape

Date: c.1967

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 095-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier

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Summary

  • On a field trip to Pakistan to collect fossils containing brachiopods, Dr. Richard E. Grant shakes hands with and thanks the Malik of Wargal for his hospitality. Two women are standing to the left. The area is barren and has cliffs rising behind them.
  • 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
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology Division of Invertebrate Paleontology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

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Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Kjell Bloch Sandved, museum photographer at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH).
  • For other images of Richard E. Grant, see Negatives SIA2013-03944 through SIA2013-03954.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 095-013, 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

c.1967

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Topic

  • Women
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Landscapes
  • Paleontologists
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Expeditions
  • Paleontology
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Pakistan

Form/Genre

  • Landscape
  • Group, candid
  • Slide

ID Number

SIA2013-03954

Physical description

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

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