T. D. Stewart Measuring Skull in Terry Collection


Creator: Clark, Chip

Form/Genre: Person, candid

Date: c. 1981

Citation: National Museum of Natural History, Chip Clark Collection

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Curator Emeritus of Physical Anthropology, T. Dale Stewart (1901-1997), measures a human skull in the Terry Collection, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History. He has calipers for measuring in his right hand.


  • Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-
  • Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Physical Anthropology
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


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The Robert J. Terry Collection consists of over 1,700 complete human skeletons from known individuals assembled by Robert J. Terry during his career (1921- 1946) at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri. The collection was continued by Mildred Trotter until her retirement in 1964. Accurate age, sex, ethnicity, cause of death are present for each individual. Medical histories, postmortem photographs, death masks, and hair samples are present for approximately half of the total collection. Because of the completeness of the information and excellent preservation of the collection, it has been and continues to be used as a primary resource for research on bone pathology, skeletal biology, and forensic anthropology.

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c. 1981

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