Uncle Beazley in the Snow

ID: SIA2007-0069 and 77-322-15A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1977

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 549, Box 2, Folder: Uncle Beazley in the Snow

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Fiberglass model of "Uncle Beazley," the dinosaur (Triceratops) used in the film "The Enormous Egg," stands all covered with snow on the Mall. The Smithsonian Institution Building is visible in the background. Uncle Beazley first appeared in the children's book "The Enormous Egg" by Oliver Buttersworth.


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At the opening of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum on September 15, 1967, Uncle Beazley was placed in the parking lot adjoining the Carver Theater, the site of the first Anacostia Museum, now known as the Anacostia Community Museum. Uncle Beazley was later moved to the Mall in front of the National Museum of Natural History and then in 1994 to the Rhino Yard near the Elephant House at the National Zoological Park.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 549, Box 2, Folder: Uncle Beazley in the Snow

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



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  • Dinosaurs
  • Snow
  • Sculpture
  • Models (representations)
  • Uncle Beazley
  • Triceratops
  • Models and modelmaking


  • District of Columbia
  • Northwest
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States of America
  • National Mall
  • Washington


  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

SIA2007-0069 and 77-322-15A

Physical description

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

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