Hall of Reptiles and Amphibians
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: PSC 73
Slides of models and exhibits from the AMNH Hall of Reptiles and Amphibians. Many images of Principal Preparator, Fredericka Leser painting a model of a python and eggs.
Identifier: Mem 306
Scope and Contents Molds for exhibits were created and used to prepare the models that compose the exhibits of the American Museum of Natural history, approximately from 1889 to the 1990s, first by the science departments and then by the Department of Exhibition and its different iterations. Models were meant to reproduce existing and extinct animal specimens, humans and cultural artifacts, insects and plant life. The types of mold that can be found in this grouping provide insight on the methods employed to...
Dates: Usage: circa 1889-1990s