Frank Greenwell Inspects the Fénykövi Elephant

ID: SIA2010-0085 or 81-3411-20A

Creator: Nielsen, Kim

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1981

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: April 1981

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Summary

Frank M. Greenwell, Smithsonian Taxidermist 1957-1999, holds a flashlight as he inspects the leg for cracks and deterioration of the Fénykövi elephant in the Rotunda of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), March 11, 1981.

Author

Nielsen, Kim

Subject

  • Greenwell, Frank M
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Featured in TORCH, April 1981
  • The TORCH article notes that Fénykövi donated the elephant to the museum in 1953. However, according to the Smithsonian Institution's Annual Reports, the elephant was not accessioned by the museum until 1958.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: April 1981

Contact information

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

Date

1981

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Rotundas
  • Personnel management
  • Taxidermy
  • Employees
  • Fénykövi Elephant
  • Exhibitions
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Elephants
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-0085 or 81-3411-20A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 6.25w x 9.5h; Type of Image: Person, Candid; Medium: Photographic print

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