S. Dillon Ripley & "Uncle Beazley"

ID: 91-521 or 68-2589

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1960s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9538, Box 1: John Kinard Oral History Interview

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Summary

Secretary S. Dillon Ripley (1964-1984) and unidentified children with "Uncle Beazley," the dinosaur (Triceratops) used in the film "The Enormous Egg," 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. The museum, located at 1901 Fort Place, S.E., Washington, D.C, is 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 to the National Zoological Park.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Anacostia Neighborhood Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

More information about the opening of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum can be found in the Annual Report for 1968. A copy can also be found in Accession 97-003, Box 1.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9538, Box 1: John Kinard Oral History Interview

Contact information

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

Date

September 15, 1967

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Openings
  • Dinosaurs
  • Uncle Beazley
  • Museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Children
  • Theater
  • New Museums
  • Secretariats
  • Secretaries
  • African Americans
  • Children
  • Dinosaurs
  • Exhibitions
  • Museum visitors
  • New Museums
  • Openings
  • Secretariats
  • Uncle Beazley
  • Museums
  • Theaters

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid
  • Object
  • Event

ID Number

91-521 or 68-2589

Physical description

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

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