Crowded Lecture Hall in the A&I Building

ID: 2002-10632

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1890s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 20

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The lecture room in the West North Range in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, is crowded. On the back wall of the room are the spectacular Catlin Indian Gallery, portraits of Indians and scenes of Plains Indian life drawn by George Catlin between 1832 and 1840. A stuffed bear along with other animals and an Eskimo mannequin has been placed in the front of the hall probably to be used for demonstration purposes.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Arts and Industries Building Lecture Hall
  • United States National Museum
  • Catlin Indian Gallery
  • Arts and Industries Building West North Range


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The original negative number is 4036, but that negative has been lost. Similar picture is Neg. # 2002-10631.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 20

Contact information

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


c. 1890s

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  • Museum buildings
  • Taxidermy
  • Mannequins (figures)
  • Art
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Historians
  • Zoology
  • Specimens
  • Museums
  • Collection and preservation
  • Bears
  • Art objects
  • Eskimos
  • Indians of North America
  • Museum visitors
  • Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid
  • Interior

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Physical description

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

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