Allosaurus is Moved to NMNH

ID: SIA2009-2056 and 87-6524-15

Creator: Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1987

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: June 1987

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On April 28,1987, a one-ton fiberglass sculpture of an Allosaurus was lifted by crane from an Allied moving van, carefully winched up the stairs and trundled through the doors of the National Museum of Natural History. The dinosaur was moved in for the exhibit "Dinosaurs, Past and Present" which is the largest and most comprehensive exhibit of dinosaur art ever exhibited. The exhibit ran from June 4 through August 31, 1987. The photograph shows the dinosaur, still in his crate, and movers in front of the Natural History Building.


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Dinosaurs, Past and Present (Exhibition) (1987: National Museum of Natural History)


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Featured in the "Torch," June 1987.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: June 1987

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



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SIA2009-2056 and 87-6524-15

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Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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