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Gustav Arthur (1902-2000) and Josephine Cooper

Gustav Arthur (1902-2000) and Josephine Cooper

Description: G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) Cooper (1902-2000) and his wife, Josephine Cooper, are shown here at work in his office in the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology, United States National Museum, now th... More

A twilight lecture on the upper level of the Carnegie Exhibit Hall.

A twilight lecture on the upper level of the Carnegie Exhibit Hall.

During a twilight tour, a park ranger talks with a group of park visitors on the upper level, of the Carnegie Exhibit Hall.

Smithsonian rebuilding gigantic animal. Washington, D.C., March 24. One of the largest animals which ever walked the earth has been discovered and is being rebuilt by the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Charles Gilmor, Paleontologist, found in western Utah the bones of a Sauropod,-a species of the dinosaurs which ruled the earth 80,000,000 to 150,000,000 years ago. Dr. Gilmore is pictured fitting the 32-foot tail of the monster together, 3/24/38
Bones of earliest mammals being studied at Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C., May 8. One of the largest collections of the bones of some of the earliest mammals are now being studied and classified at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. C. Lewis Gazin, Smithsonian paleontologist shown in the photograph, obtained specimens of [more] than 50 species of long-extinct creatures from the so-called "Puerco and Torrejon Horizons" in New Mexico last summer. The Puerco and Torrejon formations date back approximately 50,000,000 years, to the time when present life forms began to make their appearance, 5/8/37
Paleontologists working at Dinosaur NM

Paleontologists working at Dinosaur NM

Paleontologists working at Dinosaur NM

The Quarry Exhibit Hall Fossils

The Quarry Exhibit Hall Fossils

150-million-year-old dinosaur fossils at the quarry

Hagerman Fossil Beds, Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, 2015.

Hagerman Fossil Beds, Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, 2015.

Pictured: Hagerman Fossil Beds as seen from the Snake River. This area contains fossils of species alive during the Pliocene Epoch, 3-4 million years ago. See what not-so-ancient life was like with almost 150 t... More

Visitor Center diorama, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, 2016.

Visitor Center diorama, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, 2016.

Reconstructed skeletons of Miocene age mammals aid in understanding the early 1900s excavations. Mammals found at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument date from the early Miocene Epoch (19-21 million years ago).... More