1908 November 13, 1908 - 1908 December/1909 January, approximately
Evolution of the Horse: Sysonby was the first public exhibition of the mounted skeleton of the famous American race horse Sysonby. After Sysonby's death in 1906, James R. Keene presented Sysonby's skeleton to the Museum and provided for the skeleton's preparation and installation. S.H. Chubb prepared the mount under the direction of Henry Fairfield Osborn (2, 1908, p. 117).
The Museum made a specialty of the study of the evolution of the horse and had extensive related collections. The mount of Sysonby was added to an existing two-part exhibit, including the Evolution of the Horse in Nature and the Evolution of the Horse Under Domestication, in the Fossil Mammal Hall (3, 1911, p. 76).
This is a condensed summary of the exhibition. For additional information, see Sources and/or Related Resources.
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