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Photographs, W.P.A. Project 4527 Colorado Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colorado

Identifier: C Photo Album 302

Scope and Contents

Photographs of exhibits, fossil skeletons, and dioramas at the Colorado Museum of Natural History prepared by, or with the assistance of, W. P. A. employees. Includes sample leaves used in dioramas, a report of production by W. P. A. employees, newspaper clippings describing the exhibits, and a sign for an exhibit.


  • between 1937 and 1940

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


1 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source: unknown.


Cover title.


In addition to the 28 photographic and photomechanical prints, the album contains special formats: 2 cellulose-acetate leaves, 1 printed sign, 2 pages of a report, 1 typed page, and 5 newspaper clippings.


Formerly PAFI Album # 302.


All items are identified.

Table of Contents

Flowers and vegetation made by W.P.A. employees -- Background painted by W.P.A. artist -- [Plesiosaur] prepared & assembled with W.P.A. assistance -- W.P.A. taxidermist -- W.P.A. employees in the Dept. of Mammology -- Snakes & lizards moulded and painted by W.P.A. artists -- W.P.A. cabinet maker -- Mounting the Diplodocus skeleton -- [sign] Diplodocus.

Processing Information

newspaper clippings are yellowed, many photographic prints have been stapled into the album, the album cover is worn badly, album pages are warped.

Finding Aid for the Photographs, W.P.A. Project 4527 Colorado Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colorado[graphic]
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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Denver CO 80204 United States