The collection contains photographic images of reptiles, chiefly snakes, crocodiles, horned toads, Komodo dragons, and iguanas, of specimens both in the wild and on museum display. The photographs were to illustrate popular articles on reptiles and some are in the form of photographs clipped from newspapers and mounted on board. Most were not created by Smithsonian personnel. Most are unlabelled, while a few have copyright registration numbers assigned by the Library of Congress.
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