Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Featured in TORCH, May 1969
Frank M. Greenwell, National Museum of Natural History's Department of Vertebrate Zoology, standing with a skeleton of "Lexington," a renowned race horse, in a storage area of the museum.
Greenwell joined the staff of the Smithsonian in 1957, and soon found himself part of the team that prepared the Fénykövi Elephant for exhibition. His work did not keep him solely in the taxidermy studio. Greenwell went on scientific expeditions all over the world-collecting everything from a tiny shrew to the skulls of twelve gray whales. Later, Greenwell found that he preferred to capture the natural world with a camera and developed his skills as a nature photographer.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, Folder: May 1969