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

ID: 2002-12132

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1887

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

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Summary

Mammals exhibit in the South Hall of the U.S. National Museum (Arts and Industries) Building. Hanging overhead in the model of a humpback whale skeleton. The whale cast was formerly mounted on a stand; in 1887 it was removed and hung from the ceiling. In the foreground a small table with reading materials and chairs is visible. Thomas Crawford's "Statue of Freedom", which faces north, is visible in the Rotunda at the back.

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Original negative number is 8580, but that negative has been lost. Similar photo in negative # 8782.

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

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Topic

  • Taxidermy
  • Books and reading
  • Animals
  • Models (representations)
  • Whales
  • Exhibitions
  • Interiors
  • Skeleton
  • Statues
  • Mammals
  • Models
  • Books
  • Models and modelmaking

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

2002-12132

Physical description

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

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