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Reptile

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Reptile House

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Interior view of the Reptile House at the National Zoological Park.

Reptile House, National Zoo

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Original negative number is 2085, but that negative has been lost.

The Reptile House, opened to the public in 1931, was designed by Albert Harris and was the centerpiece of Director William M. Mann's new zoo. Mann sought to make the National Zoological Park the finest and most modern in the world. To that end, he and Municipal Architect Albert Harris traveled to Europe in the Spring of 1929 to study the latest in zoo design, focusing in particular on Reptile Houses. When completed, it was the largest building in the zoo, and was awarded the Best Brick Building of the year (by the AIA?). The building featured a highly ornamental marble porch entrance, decorated with reptilian figures.

Drum with Reptile Motif

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Reptile Discovery Center

National Zoo
At the Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center, you can experience the wonder and excitement of the reptilian and amphibian world. Meet some of the fascinating animals that live there!

Reptile House, NZP

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The Reptile House at the National Zoological Park. The building opened to the public in 1931, and was designed by architect Albert Harris.

Clay Head. (Reptile)

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Figurine Fragments - Reptile

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Republican Party Reptile

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Reptile-Hide Bracelet

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Reptile Skin Money Pouch

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
RECTANGULAR REPTILE SKIN PURSE HAS 2 COMPARTMENTS & 2 METAL SNAPS ON FRONT FLAP UNDOCUMENTED PROVENIENCE

Alligators, Reptile House, National Zoo

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The original negative number is 1012.

Alligators in their enclosure at the Reptile House at the National Zoological Park. The National Zoo opened in 1931.

Reptile rejuvenation at National Zoo

Smithsonian Insider

Reptiles have a rough exterior that make them seem like they don’t need a lot of very specific care. The reality is quite the opposite. […]

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"What is a Reptile?" Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives
See also Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder 14.

Updated as part of the Exhibits Modernization Program.

In the Hall of Dinosaurs and Other Fossil Reptiles at the Museum of Natural History.

Cast Of Stone "Palma" Reptile.

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Paleontology Exhibit of a Duck-billed Reptile

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
A duck-billed reptile, Edmontosaurus annectens, catalog number USNM V 2414, in the Paleontology Exhibit in the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, c. 1911-1930. The reptile was found in the Lance Formation "Ceratops beds," Upper Cretaceous, Converse County, Wyoming, in 1891.

Postcard of an Extinct Reptile Skeleton

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) first opened to the public on March 17, 1910, as the new United States National Museum. The first National Museum was housed in what is now the Arts and Industries Building.

Postcard of an extinct reptile skeleton on display at the US National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. The postcard is unused, but the message side has a printed note about the reptile: "This giant extinct reptile, Dimetrodon gigas, was excavated from the Red Beds of the Permian period of geological history in Texas. It is 5 feet in length, and was a flesh eater as shown by its sharp cutting teeth. It lived on the western plains over 200,000,000 years ago when the area was a desert. It was the dominant animal of the period. The spinous extensions of the vertebrae are believed to have been united in life by a thin membrane, forming a crest along the back."

Pendant in the form of a reptile

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Pendant in the form of a reptile

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Wild Inside the National Zoo: Reptile Rejuvenation

Smithsonian Channel
Despite their cold-blooded reputation, reptiles have personalities, too. Caretakers at Smithsonian's National Zoo introduce us to some of their most charismatic creatures... and their particular grooming routines. From: WILD INSIDE THE NATIONAL ZOO: Reptile Rejuvenation http://bitly.com/1DIGxcp

Smithsonian's National Zoo Reptile Discovery Center

National Zoo
Highlights of the Reptile Discovery Center at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

W.H. Blackburne with Snakes Outside Reptile House

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Head Keeper William H. Blackburne with several snakes outside the Reptile House at the National Zoological Park.
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