Specimen Identification Sketches, Drawings, and Plates, c. 1890-1918

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Consists of records documenting species identification activities. Materials include original sketches and drawings of fish and reptiles used to identify specimens housed in the National Zoological Park Aquarium and Reptile House, and samples of color identification plates brought to the United States from Germany by William M. Mann.


Mann, William M. 1886-1960


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1890
  • 1890-1918
  • c 1890-1918


  • Reptiles
  • Zoos
  • Animals
  • Fishes


  • Scientific illustrations
  • Sketches

Local number

SIA RS00947

Physical description

.13 cu. ft. processed holdings

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