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Dioramas are illusionistic reproductions of natural environments usually incorporating a curved painted backdrop behind three-dimensional figures.
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(80065) Children viewing diorama (90320) Katherine Barry reading to children, Story Hour (148361) Bongo Group, African Hall (150032) Nesting Colony of Flamingos Group, from Andros Island, Bahamas, West Indies (150748) Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Horsefall at work on the background of the Wild Turkey Habitat Group, North American Bird Hall
Children viewing diorama
287930 Nov 1937
Katherine Barry reading to children, Story Hour
298163 Jun 1944
Bongo Group, African Hall
411557  Oct 1935
Nesting Colony of Flamingos Group, from Andros Isl...
3939 1905
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Horsefall at work on the backgr...
31655 Feb 18, 1907
(151051) White Heron or American Egret habitat Group from South Carolina (152494) Models and background for Wild Boar Group (152650) Bull-frog Habitat Group from Southern New England on display (153395) Diorama of Elk Group (155375) Model illustrating fly-borne diseases in screened and unscreened tenements
White Heron or American Egret habitat Group from S...
31957 1928
Models and background for Wild Boar Group
33407 Jun 1911
Bull-frog Habitat Group from Southern New England ...
33563 Sep 1911
Diorama of Elk Group
34307 Mar 1914
Model illustrating fly-borne diseases in screened ...
36329 1917
(155861) Florida Reptile Group, left side (155863) Jack Rabbit Habitat Group (155970) View of Tide Pool Group from Nahant, Massachusetts (159845) Diorama depicting Apache life in Arizona (161032) Circulating Nature Study Collection showing Monarch Butterfly Group
Florida Reptile Group, left side
36814 Mar 1918
Jack Rabbit Habitat Group
36816 Dec 1917
View of Tide Pool Group from Nahant, Massachusetts
36923 1918
Diorama depicting Apache life in Arizona
310795 Nov 1924
Circulating Nature Study Collection showing Monarc...
311981 Aug 1927
(161221) Children viewing Polar Bear Group (162051) Exhibit showing Bird Life on an Arctic Island from Little Diomede Island, Bering Strait (162055) Exhibit of Diomede Bird Group from Little Diomede Island, Bering Strait (162056) Exhibit of Diomede Bird Group from Little Diomede Island, Bering Strait (162348) Diorama showing Indian Leopard Group, South Asiatic Hall
Children viewing Polar Bear Group
312176 Aug 1927
Exhibit showing Bird Life on an Arctic Island from...
313007 Oct 1929
Exhibit of Diomede Bird Group from Little Diomede ...
313011 Oct 1929
Exhibit of Diomede Bird Group from Little Diomede ...
313012 Oct 1929
Diorama showing Indian Leopard Group, South Asiati...
313304 Aug 1930
(162349) Diorama showing Indian Rhinoceros Group, South Asiatic Hall, American Museum of Natural History, New York (162353) Diorama showing Indian Rhinoceros Group, South Asiatic Hall (162374) Diorama showing Thamin Group, Southeast corner, South Asiatic Hall (162375) View of two dioramas showing Tsine or Banting Group and Indian Rhinoceros Group, South Asiatic Hall (162409) Diorama, Birds That Are Our Friends, Circulating Nature Study Collection
Diorama showing Indian Rhinoceros Group, South Asi...
313305 Aug 1930
Diorama showing Indian Rhinoceros Group, South Asi...
313309 Aug 1930
Diorama showing Thamin Group, Southeast corner, So...
313330 Oct 1930
View of two dioramas showing Tsine or Banting Grou...
313331 Oct 1930
Diorama, Birds That Are Our Friends, Circulating N...
313364 Nov 1930
(162455) Diorama showing Bird Life of the Pampas and Lagoons of the South America Temperate Zone (162657) Students and instructor viewing diorama in South Asiatic Hall (162969) F. L. Jaques painting background for Congo Forest Bird Group (163109) Mr. Nahara working on accessories for Congo Bird Group (163169) Display of Congo Bird Life Group
Diorama showing Bird Life of the Pampas and Lagoon...
313410 Dec 1930
Students and instructor viewing diorama in South A...
313612 May 1931
F. L. Jaques painting background for Congo Forest ...
313924 May 1932
Mr. Nahara working on accessories for Congo Bird G...
314067 Nov 1932
Display of Congo Bird Life Group
314128 Mar 1933
(163247) At work on background of diorama for Sable Antelope Group, African Hall (164120) Large Male Gorilla, Gorilla Group (164156) Impalla Group, African Hall (164168) Detail of the Plains Group, Akeley African Hall (164536) White Rhinoceros Group, Akeley Hall
At work on background of diorama for Sable Antelop...
314206 Jul 1933
Large Male Gorilla, Gorilla Group
315077 Nov 1936
Impalla Group, African Hall
315113 Jan 1937
Detail of the Plains Group, Akeley African Hall
315125 1936
White Rhinoceros Group, Akeley Hall
315493 Dec 1937
(165034) Seven dioramas showing Bird Groups, east section, Whitney Memorial Hall (165035) Dioramas showing Bird Habitat Groups and section of Flying Bird Dome, east side, Whitney Memorial Hall (165076) Visitors viewing dioramas, Whitney Memorial Bird Hall (165162) Diorama showing Libyan Desert Group (166502) Diorama showing Ostrich and Wart-hog Group, African Hall
Seven dioramas showing Bird Groups, east section, ...
315989 Jun 1939
Dioramas showing Bird Habitat Groups and section o...
315990 Jun 1939
Visitors viewing dioramas, Whitney Memorial Bird Hall
316031 Jun 1939
Diorama showing Libyan Desert Group
316117 Aug 1939
Diorama showing Ostrich and Wart-hog Group, Africa...
317455 Apr 1940
(167428) Diorama showing Colobus Monkey Group, African Gallery (167456) Detail of diorama showing Mandrill Group , African Gallery (167581) Diorama showing Chimpanzee Group, African Hall (167690) Thane L. Bierwert & Charles H. Coles photographing Cheetah Group, African Hall (167693) Diorama showing Cheetah Group, African Hall
Diorama showing Colobus Monkey Group, African Gallery
318381 Sep 1941
Detail of diorama showing Mandrill Group , African...
318409 1941
Diorama showing Chimpanzee Group, African Hall
318534 Feb 1942
Thane L. Bierwert & Charles H. Coles photographing...
318647 May 1942
Diorama showing Cheetah Group, African Hall
318650 May 1942
(167697) Diorama showing Bighorn Sheep Group, North American Mammal Hall (167753) Diorama showing Osborn Caribou Group (167811) Display case, Biology of Bird Hall, American Museum of Natural History (167826) Model of African Zulu Group (167826) Model of African Zulu Group
Diorama showing Bighorn Sheep Group, North America...
318654 Apr 1942
Diorama showing Osborn Caribou Group
318710 Jul 1942
Display case, Biology of Bird Hall, American Museu...
318768 Jul 1942
Model of African Zulu Group
318783 1942
Model of African Zulu Group
318783 1942
(168002) Detail of Bison Group, North American Hall (168884) Charcoal background for Coyote Group (169552) Visitor viewing Mako Shark diorama, Hall of Fishes (169556) Visitors viewing Blue Shark diorama, Hall of Fishes (169557) Visitor viewing display of Great Barrier Reef, Hall of Fishes
Detail of Bison Group, North American Hall
318958 1942
Charcoal background for Coyote Group
319843 Dec 1946
Visitor viewing Mako Shark diorama, Hall of Fishes
320511 1948
Visitors viewing Blue Shark diorama, Hall of Fishes
320515 1948
Visitor viewing display of Great Barrier Reef, Hal...
320516 1948
(170720) Snares Island Penguin Group, Whitney Bird Hall (171513) Viitors viewing diorama, Whitney Hall (171541) Visitors viewing Moa Group diorama, Whitney Hall (171542) Children viewing Snares Island Exhibit, Whitney Hall (172235) Visitors using Guide-a-phone, Whitney Hall
Snares Island Penguin Group, Whitney Bird Hall
321760 Feb 1951
Viitors viewing diorama, Whitney Hall
322548 Dec 1952
Visitors viewing Moa Group diorama, Whitney Hall
322577 1952
Children viewing Snares Island Exhibit, Whitney Hall
322578 Dec 1952
Visitors using Guide-a-phone, Whitney Hall
323273 1954
(173428) M. Kalmenoff painting background for Oak Hickory Group, Forestry Hall (173435) James Perry Wilson painting background for Western Pine Forest Group, Forestry Hall (174145) Exhibit case, Anthropology Diorama Model, Loan Division (174222) Installation of accessories in display of Juniper-Pinon Pine Group (174527) Museum staff installing Bob Cat, Western Pine Forest Group
M. Kalmenoff painting background for Oak Hickory G...
324466 1956
James Perry Wilson painting background for Western...
324473 1956
Exhibit case, Anthropology Diorama Model, Loan Div...
325183 1957
Installation of accessories in display of Juniper-...
325260 1957
Museum staff installing Bob Cat, Western Pine Fore...
325565 1958
(174537) Visitors viewing Olympic Forest Group, Hall of North American Forestry (174998) Ray De Lucia working in Carolina Group, Forestry Hall (175206) Diorama showing Water Hole Group, Akeley African Hall (176856) Diorama showing Duck Hawk Group, North American Bird Hall (177247) Diorama showing Cormorant Group, North American Bird Hall
Visitors viewing Olympic Forest Group, Hall of Nor...
325575 Apr 1958
Ray De Lucia working in Carolina Group, Forestry Hall
326037 May 1958
Diorama showing Water Hole Group, Akeley African Hall
326245 Dec 1958
Diorama showing Duck Hawk Group, North American Bi...
327912 1961
Diorama showing Cormorant Group, North American Bi...
328306 1961
(177602) Akeley African Hall with visitors, from balcony (178190) Diorama showing Condor Group, refurbished, Birds of the World Hall (178194) Working on Condor Group diorama, Birds of the World Hall (178279) Diorama showing Golden Eagle Group, North American Bird Hall (178813) Akeley African Hall, from balcony
Akeley African Hall with visitors, from balcony
328663 1962
Diorama showing Condor Group, refurbished, Birds o...
329253 1963
Working on Condor Group diorama, Birds of the Worl...
329258 1963
Diorama showing Golden Eagle Group, North American...
329343 1963
Akeley African Hall, from balcony
329879 1964
(179517) Diorama showing African Lion Group, Akeley African Hall
Diorama showing African Lion Group, Akeley African...
330586 1936
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