Mammals in the South Hall of the U.S. National Museum

ID: 2002-12131

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1887

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 1

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Summary

The Mammals exhibit in the South Hall of the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. The skeleton of a humpback whale hangs from the ceiling, reference books are on a table in the foreground, and the back of the "Statue of Freedom" in the Rotunda is visible.

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Statue of Freedom (Statue)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Through the cooperation of the Architect of the Capitol, Hon. Edward Clark, the original full-size plaster model of the "Statue of Freedom" by sculptor Thomas Crawford which sits atop the dome of the United States Capitol Building was transferred from the basement of the Capitol to the United States National Museum building, now the Arts and Industries Building, and was installed in the Rotunda on December 15, 1890.
  • Original negative number is 8781, but that negative has been lost.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 1

Contact information

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

Date

1887

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Books and reading
  • Models (representations)
  • South Hall of the United States National Museum
  • Statues
  • Mammals
  • Rotundas
  • Marine Biology
  • Taxidermy
  • Animals
  • Whales
  • Exhibitions
  • Skeleton
  • National Collections
  • Books
  • Marine mammals
  • Models and modelmaking

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

2002-12131

Physical description

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

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