Nov
23

Today in Smithsonian History: November 23, 1959

Exhibit case displays rare, unusual and popular mammals of the world such as the giant panda, aardvark; kangaroo and giant fruit bat.

Exhibit case displays rare, unusual and popular mammals of the world such as the giant panda, aardvark,  kangaroo and giant fruit bat.

November 23, 1959 As part of an Exhibits Modernization Program, the World of Mammals opens at the National Museum of Natural History. Henry W. Setzer is the curator in charge of the hall, Rolland Hower supervises the exhibits staff of the Natural History Laboratory, and Thomas Baker is the designer. The taxidermy work is supervised by Watson M. Perrygo, the mural is painted by Art Smith, and Robert C. Hogue painted the backgrounds of the habitat groups. None of these people are still employed by the Smithsonian.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


Posted: 23 November 2017
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