New Floors for Exhibition Halls, U.S. National Museum Building

ID: 2002-12165 and MNH-9307

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1901

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder 23

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Summary

Laborers can be seen preparing for a new floor of marble and terrazzo in the South East Range of the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. They are using a tool called a "galera." The work was done by the National Mosaic Company, owned by John Zanier. Above them are two skeletons hanging from the ceiling, an extinct arctic sea-cow and a whale. On the wall behind them is a display of saws from saw-fish.

Subject

  • Zanier, John
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This work is discussed on page 33 of the 1901 United States National Museum Annual Report. Original negative number is MNH-9307.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder 23

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1901

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Metamorphic rocks
  • Construction
  • Ceilings
  • Architecture
  • National Mosaic Company
  • Terrazzo
  • Mammals
  • Construction workers
  • Marine Biology
  • Animals
  • Fishes
  • Whales
  • Specimens
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Exhibitions
  • Skeleton
  • Renovations
  • Floors
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Marine mammals
  • Marble

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid
  • Interior

ID Number

2002-12165 and MNH-9307

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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