George F. Sternberg Digital Collections
The George F. Sternberg Digital Collection features images dating from approximately 1906 through the 1950’s. Sternberg was already a well-renown paleontologist following in the footsteps of his uncle, Dr. George Miller Sternberg, and his father, Charles Hazelius Sternberg, when he was hired by the Kansas State Teachers College at Hays (now Fort Hays State University) as curator of its museum in 1927. These images are significant as they serve as both a primary source for Sternberg’s paleontological discoveries and as a source for the history of Fort Hays State University. Included are images of Plesiosaurs, Mosasaurs, and mammoth fossils. Iconic images of the fourteen-foot Xiphactinus with a six-foot Gillicus fish it had swallowed, more commonly known as the “Fish within a Fish” fossil, are featured in this collection. Other photos reference George’s time in Canada and Patagonia, as well as Wyoming and other places in Kansas.

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Browse the George F. Sternberg Digital Collections:

George Sternberg Album #1 - Early Pictures

George Sternberg Album #2 - Early Canadian Views

George Sternberg Album #3 - South American Views

George Sternberg Album #4

George Sternberg Album #5 - Scrapbook 1931-1932

George Sternberg Album #6 - 1944

George Sternberg Album #7

George Sternberg Album #8 - 1940

Sternberg Negatives Collection

Sternberg Photograph Collection