Allosaurus Arrives on the Mall

Title

Allosaurus Arrives on the Mall

Description

In April 1987 a one-ton fiberglass Allosaurus sculpture was moved into the National Museum of Natural History.  A crowd formed on the Mall at the steps of the museum to watch the dinosaur lifted into the building with a winch. The 20-foot-long model was featured in the "Dinosaurs, Past and Present," a temporary exhibit displaying artistic representations of dinosaurs constructed in the 1800 and 1900s. After three months, the Allosaurus and other works traveled to museums across North America.

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archives. View Original.

Date

04/28/1987 (Allosaurus Arrival)
06/04/1987 ( "Dinosaurs, Past and Present" Opens)
08/31/1987 ( "Dinosaurs, Past and Present" Closes)

Coverage

Original Format

Black and White Photographis Print

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10

Description

In April 1987 a one-ton fiberglass Allosaurus sculpture was moved into the National Museum of Natural History.  A crowd formed on the Mall at the steps of the museum to watch the dinosaur lifted into the building with a winch. The 20-foot-long model was featured in the "Dinosaurs, Past and Present," a temporary exhibit displaying artistic representations of dinosaurs constructed in the 1800 and 1900s. After three months, the Allosaurus and other works traveled to museums across North America.

Date

04/28/1987 (Allosaurus Arrival)

Coverage

1980-1999

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archives. View Original.