Geology Exhibits, Natural History Building - Quartz Sphere

ID: SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B44A_F05_004]

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1930

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder 05, Image No. SIA_000095_B44A_F05_004

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Summary

Interior view, United States National Museum geology exhibits in the Natural History Building, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, featuring quartz sphere.

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum Department of Geology

Notes

  • Division No. 795C
  • The sphere is 242,323 carats, weighs 106.75 lbs. (48.5 kg), and measures 12.9 inches (32.7 cm) in diameter. It was cut and polished in China in 1923-1924, and the crystal from which it was cut may have come from Burma. The sphere was a gift of Cornelia Blakemore Warner, the wife of mechanical engineer and philanthropist Worcester Reed Warner in 1930.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder 05, Image No. SIA_000095_B44A_F05_004

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1930
  • Between 1930 and 1958

Restrictions & Rights

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  • No Known Copyright

Topic

  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B44A_F05_004]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 10 x 8;

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