This page is from George Sternberg's personal photo album. Four photographs matted to a page from one of Kansas paleontologist George Sternberg's personal photo albums. The photographs show the transportation and launch of a motorboat from its building place in the Great West Lumber Co. mill to a river located somewhere near Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Each photo bears a handwritten caption from Sternberg. Sternberg is most widely known for his discovery of the "fish-within-a-fish"€ fossil from Gove County, Kansas. The Sternberg Museum of Natural History, located in Hays, Kansas, currently exhibits the "fish-within-a-fish"€ fossil. Once an unorganized collection of assorted fossils and vegetation located at Fort Hays State University (FHSU), the Sternberg Museum became George Sternberg's passion from 1915 to his death in 1969.
11 x 15 inch post-bound photographic scrapbook
© University Archives, Fort Hays State University
Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections
Sternberg, George Fryer 1883-1969, "062-00: George Sternberg Photo Album Number 2" (1915). George Sternberg Album #2 - Early Canadian Views. 218.
R.-27, T.-38, S.-17. ; F.-33926-16. Taking the motor boat [sic] [motorboat] out of the Great West Lumber Co. mill where we were allowed to build it. ; F.-33923-16. Hauling motor boat [sic] [motorboat] to the river, Red Deer, Alta. ; F.-33927-16. Launching the motor boat [sic] [motorboat]. ; F.-33919-16. Hauling motor boat [sic] [motorboat] to the river.