East African Lion Exhibit, National Museum of Natural History

ID: 24881or NHB-24881

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1915

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 1; Record Unit 9516, Box 1, F: Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews

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Summary

In April of 1913, East African lions, from the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition (1909-1910) and mounted by George B. Turner, are placed on display in Mammal Hall in the new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. The building opened in 1910. Pictured are three full-grown East African lion with two cubs in a lifelike pose at an African water hole.

Subject

  • Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919
  • Turner, George B
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian African Expedition (1909-1910)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Photograph included in the transcript of the Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, August 8, 1978, in Smithsonian Institution Archives. See Neg. #SIA2010-0482 for a side view of the exhibit.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 1; Record Unit 9516, Box 1, F: Watson M. Perrygo Oral History Interviews

Contact information

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

Date

1915

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Taxidermy
  • Natural History
  • Zoology
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Lions
  • Specimens
  • Exhibitions
  • Collection and preservation
  • Dioramas
  • Natural history
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation

Place

Africa

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

24881or NHB-24881

Physical description

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

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