Robert Ridgway (1850-1929)

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Robert Ridgway (1850-1929) sits writing at his desk in his office located in the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. Papers and office supplies are on his desk and papers are on a table behind him. Ridgway was an ornithologist and the first full-time curator of birds at the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929
  • United States National Museum Division of Birds
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7440, American Ornithologists' Union Records, Image No. SIA2008-2291

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1898
  • August 10, 1898

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology



Local number

SIA RU007440 [SIA2008-2291]

Physical description

Sepia prints

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