Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1904

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Interior view, Smithsonian Institution and United States National Museum exhibits in the United States Government Building, featuring tail end of cast of blue whale (sulphur-bottom whale), skeleton of blue whale, and reptile models, presented by the Department of Biology.


  • United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum Department of Biology
  • United States National Museum Division of Mammals
  • United States National Museum Division of Reptiles and Batrachians
  • Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)


  • USNM No. 16449
  • See Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution for the Year 1904 for full description of USNM exposition exhibits.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 62B, Folder 21, Image No. SIA_000095_B62B_F21_014

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



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  • Zoological models
  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Exhibitions
  • Collection and preservation
  • Mammals
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation



Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B62B_F21_014]

Physical description

Cyanotypes (photographic prints); 8 x 10;

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