Smithsonian Explorers, The Megatherium Club

images for Smithsonian Explorers, The Megatherium Club
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Original located in small print file, have copy negative and black and white print in RU95, Box 14, Folder 39
Summary
Many scientists lived in the Smithsonian Institution Building in its early years. These four young naturalists lived in the building and often collected for the Smithsonian while on exploring expeditions in the mid-nineteenth century. Clockwise from upper left: Robert Kennicott, Henry Ulke, Henry Bryant and William Stimpson. They dubbed themselves the "Megatherium Club" after an extinct giant sloth that had been recently uncovered.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27-C, Folder: Kennicott
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic
Collectors and collecting
Expeditions
Explorers
Natural history
Scientific expeditions
Clubs
Scientists
Societies
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions
No restrictions
Author
Unknown
Subject
Kennicott, Robert
Stimpson, William 1832-1872
Ulke, Henry
Bryant, Henry
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Megatherium Club
Physical description
Color: Sepia; Size: 2w x 3h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Card photograph
c. 1862-63
Type
Card photograph
Group
Standard number
43604-I and SIA2008-0347