Frank M. Greenwell and Racehorse Skeleton

ID: 94-1520

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1969

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, Folder: May 1969

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  • Frank M. Greenwell, National Museum of Natural History's Department of Vertebrate Zoology, standing with a skeleton of "Lexington," a renowned race horse, in a storage area of the museum.
  • Greenwell joined the staff of the Smithsonian in 1957, and soon found himself part of the team that prepared the Fénykövi Elephant for exhibition. His work did not keep him solely in the taxidermy studio. Greenwell went on scientific expeditions all over the world-collecting everything from a tiny shrew to the skulls of twelve gray whales. Later, Greenwell found that he preferred to capture the natural world with a camera and developed his skills as a nature photographer.


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


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Featured in TORCH, May 1969

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, Folder: May 1969

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


c. 1969

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  • Zoology
  • Employees
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Museum storage facilities
  • Animals
  • Storage
  • Race horses
  • Taxidermists
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Horses
  • Skeleton
  • Collection and preservation
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation


  • Photographic print
  • Interior
  • Person, candid

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

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