Smithsonian Explorers, The Megatherium Club

ID: 43604-I and SIA2008-0347

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Card photograph

Date: 1860s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27-C, Folder: Kennicott

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Summary

Many scientists lived in the Smithsonian Institution Building in its early years. These four young naturalists lived in the building and often collected for the Smithsonian while on exploring expeditions in the mid-nineteenth century. Clockwise from upper left: Robert Kennicott, Henry Ulke, Henry Bryant and William Stimpson. They dubbed themselves the "Megatherium Club" after an extinct giant sloth that had been recently uncovered.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Kennicott, Robert
  • Stimpson, William 1832-1872
  • Ulke, Henry
  • Bryant, Henry
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Megatherium Club

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Original located in small print file, have copy negative and black and white print in RU95, Box 14, Folder 39

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27-C, Folder: Kennicott

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1862-63

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Topic

  • Natural History
  • Scientists
  • Explorers
  • Societies
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Clubs
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Expeditions
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Expeditions
  • Explorers
  • Natural history
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Clubs
  • Scientists
  • Societies

Form/Genre

  • Card photograph
  • Group

ID Number

43604-I and SIA2008-0347

Physical description

Color: Sepia; Size: 2w x 3h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Card photograph

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