Paleontology Laboratory, USNM

ID: MNH-4886B

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1926

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder 25

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Summary

In the foreground of the Paleontology Laboratory in the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, 1926, is a large fossil of a ray-finned bony fish in the matrix on a table. This fossil will be placed on exhibit in "Extinct Monsters Hall" which opened in the 1930s. On another table are the bones of a dinosaur. On the rear wall is a fossil of a Plesiosaurus, an aquatic reptile from the end of the Triassic period (220 million years ago) until the end of the Cretaceous period (65 million years ago).

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Paleontology Laboratory (NMNH)
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History. (U.S.) Division of Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For a picture of the Extinct Monsters Hall with the large fossil of a Ray-finned bony fish on exhibit, see Negative # 32017-A. For an earlier picture, see Neg. 2002-21697.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder 25

Contact information

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

Date

1926

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Dinosaurs
  • Laboratories
  • Employees
  • Plesiosaurus
  • Reptiles, Fossil
  • Museums
  • Paleontology
  • Fossils
  • Museum buildings
  • Ray-finned bony fish
  • Storage
  • Fishes
  • Personnel management
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Specimens
  • Museum--employees
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

MNH-4886B

Physical description

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

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