Antiquities Exhibit in the United States National Museum

ID: SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-2597]

Creator: United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory

Form/Genre: Glass negatives

Date: 1880

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-007, Box 011, Image No. MNH-2597

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Antiquities exhibit in the southeast range of the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, featuring casts of wall sculptures and picture writing from the Lorillard collection of antiquities from Central America.


  • Lorillard, Pierre 1833-1901
  • Charnay, Désiré 1828-1915
  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)


  • Also known as 2597.
  • See also Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder 13.
  • Casts made in Mexico by archaeologist and explorer Claude-Joseph Dsir Charnay with funding from Pierre Lorillard IV.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-007, Box 011, Image No. MNH-2597

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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  • Archaeology
  • Antiquities
  • Writing
  • Exhibitions
  • Mayan languages--Writing
  • Mayas--Antiquities


Central America


Glass negatives

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SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-2597]

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