Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 1w x 1 3.7h ; Type of Image: Person, candid ; Medium: Slide
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
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.
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.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95-013, Box 1, Folder: 1: A-Kier