Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 219
United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries
Exhibition Records, circa 1887
A collection of tools and materials used in Japanese lacquer work was presented to the United States National Museum by the Department of Education of the Japanese Government through Shiro Akabane, Secretary of the Japanese Legation in Washington, D.C. The donation was apparently made between 1885 and 1887.
This record unit consists of descriptive labels prepared for the collection by Edwin H. Hawley, preparator in the Department of Arts and Industries.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 219, United States National Museum. Department of Arts and Industries, Exhibition Records