Live Bees and Food Exhibit

ID: 18650 or MAH-18650

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1890s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 16, Folder: 4

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The food exhibit in the Comparative Technology section of the United States National Museum (USNM), now the Arts and Industries Building, displayed the raw materials of human foods from across the world, visible in the exhibit case to the right. The exhibit also included a living bee hive with bees, contained in the case on the left, borrowed from the United States Department of Agriculture.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture
  • United States National Museum


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 16, Folder: 4

Contact information

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



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  • Technology
  • Beehive
  • Exhibitions
  • Agriculture
  • Comparative Technology Section (USNM)
  • Bees
  • Food


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

18650 or MAH-18650

Physical description

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

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