Dr. Horton H. Hobbs, Jr

ID: SIA2013-03972

Creator: Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-

Form/Genre: Person, candid

Date: 1975

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 095-13, Box 1, Folder A -Kier

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Dr. Horton H. Hobbs, Jr., is holding a jar containing a crayfish. He is standing in a collection storage area in the National Museum of Natural History.


  • Hobbs, Horton Holcombe 1914-1994
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum


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  • 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.
  • Horton Holcombe Hobbs, Jr. (1914 - 1994) was an American taxonomist and carcinologist, specializing in freshwater decapods. In 1957 he joined the United States National Museum to be the Head Curator of the Department of Zoology, and two years later was made Senior Scientist in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, a position he held until his retirement in 1984. His work increased the knowledge of crayfish biology, and he authored or co-authored over 40% of the recognized species of North American crayfish.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 095-13, Box 1, Folder A -Kier

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



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  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Collection storage areas
  • Invertebrate biology
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Crayfish
  • Taxonomists
  • Decapoda (Crustacea)
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Museum storage facilities
  • Storage
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Invertebrates
  • Carcinologists
  • Invertebrate Zoologists
  • National Collections
  • Carcinology
  • Museum curators
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • 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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