The black-and-white image shows two men excavating a fossil. The fossil is light-colored, about 4 feet long, and is an oblong oval shape. This photo is taken from above the men. From this angle we are able to see a large shadow cast along the ground in front of them. This shadow is made from the wall of rocks around them, as they are down in a seven-foot diameter well in the rock formation. A man wearing a wide-brimmed hat holds a paintbrush in his right hand for removing dust and debris from the fossil. On the rock ledge above them you can see a tin can as well as some chisels, metal tools, and three pickaxes for excavating the fossils. It also looks like the man wearing the large-brimmed hat is measuring the fossil with his arms, as he is extending his left arm outwards.
black and white photograph
Digitized by Forsyth Digital Collections
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Sternberg, George Fryer 1883-1969, "043-04: Two Men Examining a Fossil, but from Above" (2021). George Sternberg Album #3 - South American Views. 116.