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Columbian Historical Exposition in Madrid, Spain, by J. Laurent and C. Madrid, October 31, 1892 - January 31, 1893, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2011-1442 or 91-17922.

October 31, 1892

The Smithsonian participates in the Columbian Historical Exposition in Madrid, Spain, from 31 October 1892 to 31 January 1893.  The Smithsonian prepared an extensive history and ethnology display from the U.S. National Museum.  Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, George Brown Goode, serves on the U.S. Commission for the exposition.More

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