Making Plaster Mold of Throat of Sulphur-Bottom Whale

ID: SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-6537]

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Form/Genre: Lantern slides

Date: 1903

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 12-492, Image No. SIA2012-6537

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Summary

Smithsonian staff make a plaster mold of a blue whale, sometimes called a sulphur-bottom whale, on Hermitage Bay, Newfoundland. The whale model was exhibited at the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904 before it was moved into the South Hall in the Arts and Industries Building. In 1910 the 78-foot mold found a new home in the US National Museum (today the National Museum of Natural History) and was replaced in 1960 by a new model.

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  • United States National Museum
  • Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)

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Also known as 2011-00061

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 12-492, Image No. SIA2012-6537

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

Date

1903

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Lantern slides

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SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-6537]

Physical description

4 x 3.25;

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