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Bird Specimen, Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea), July 3, 1945

This is a Bird specimen.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from National Museum of Natural History as part of Rebeca Méndez Selects.

It is dated July 3, 1945. Its medium is skin (female).

It is credited Courtesy of Division of Birds, NMNH.

Its dimensions are

L x W x H: 35.6 × 5.1 × 6.4 cm (14 in. × 2 in. × 2 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rebeca Méndez Selects.

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