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Author:
Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Grant, Richard E  Search this
Department of Paleobiology (NMNH) Division of Invertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Paleobiology Division of Invertebrate Paleontology  Search this
Laboratory of Fossil Invertebrates (NMNH)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 1w x 1 3.7h ; Type of Image: Person, candid ; Medium: Slide
Type:
Person, candid
Slide
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1975
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Kjell Bloch Sandved of the Office of Exhibits, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), at the commission of Porter Kier, then Director, NMNH, prepared these photographic materials to document personnel and activities of NMNH in 1975.
For other images of Richard E. Grant, see Negatives SIA2013-03944 through SIA2013-03954.
Summary:
In an acid-etching lab in the Natural History Building, Dr. Richard E. Grant is examining brachiopod fossil remains in a rock. He is wearing safety glasses, holds a pencil in his right hand, and a bottle containing an acid solution sits on a table. The frame holding the rock is partially visible.
Richard E. Grant (1927-1995) was an invertebrate paleontologist and authority on Permian Brachiopods. He served as Curator, Chairman, and Senior Geologist in the Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History from 1972 until his death. He was most famous for studying Brachiopods of the Permian period.
Brachiopods are marine invertebrates and have hard "valves" (shells) on the upper and lower surfaces. The shell has two valves of unequal size enclosing an armlike lophophore used for feeding, and often have delicate appendages. They include many extinct species commonly found as fossils and are called lampshells.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Brachiopods  Search this
Fossils  Search this
Laboratories  Search this
Marine animals  Search this
Marine invertebrates  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Paleontologists  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Research--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Science rooms and equipment  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-03944
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14399