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National Museum of Natural History

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National Museum of Natural History with wing additions, 1977 Negative number: 77-10573-B
The National Museum of Natural History with the wing additions, 1977. The wings of the building were opened in 1965 and house laboratories, research collections, and offices for the scientific staff.

Produce vensors infront of Natural History Building, August 1907 Negative number: 20257
The Central Market on what is now known as Constitution Avenue in front of the United States National Museum Building, now the National Museum of Natural History. Produce vendors have set up next to the wrought iron fence of the Museum, 13 August 1907.

Construction in the basement of the Natioal Museum of Natual History, 1908 Negative number: 21675
Construction in the basement of the National Museum of Natural History in 1908. Construction of the museum was completed in 1911.

View of Natural History under construction, March 1909 Negative number: 21571
View from the National Mall of the Natural History Building under construction, 27 March 1909.

Setting the last stone on South Porch of the Natural History Building, 1909 Negative number: 82-3231
Workmen are setting the last stone on the South Porch of the Natural History Building on 11 May 1909.

Atlas Lions on exhibit in Natural History Building, ca. 1911 Negative number: 24881
Exhibit of Atlas lions from the Teddy Roosevelt African Expedition of 1909 on display in the Natural History Building, United States National Museum, shortly after the museum opened in 1911.

Laboratory of Marine Invertebrates, NMNH, 1911 Negative number: 94-12612
Laboratory of Marine Invertebrates on the ground floor of the west wing of the National Museum of Natural History, ca. 1911.

Rotunda of the Natural History Building, 1915 Negative number: 2004-10333
The rotunda of the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History Building, with a mammals exhibit in 1915.

Attic storage in the West Wing of the Natural History Building, 1911 Negative number: 94-12611
National Museum of Natural History attic storage in the west wing, 1911. Shows false ceiling of Sackett board, intermediate truss members, and arrangement of storage cases and shelves. The cases are steel covered and the shelves entirely of metal.

Storage and workroom of the Division of Mammals Negative number: 2002-1071
Storage and workroom of the Division of Mammals in the Natural History Building, ca. 1920's. This is typical of laboratories where the study collections were kept and where museum research was conducted.

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