Whale Cast at USNM

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Whale cast in the Mammals exhibit in the South Hall of the United States National Museum (USNM), now known as the Arts and Industries Building, before the 1887 relocation (it was moved from its mount and suspended from ceiling).


United States National Museum


Stabilized broken glass negative.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-007, Box 008, Image No. MNH-2322

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1880
  • 1880s

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  • No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
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  • Zoological models
  • Whales
  • Exhibitions


Glass negatives

Local number

SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-2322]

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