Engraving of the Tucson Meteorite

ID: 95-20345

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1886

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Information File, Box 13, Folder: Smithsonian Guide Books, 1886 (Brentano Bros.)

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Summary

Illustration (Fig. 2) in "A Handbook to the National Museum under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington" of the Tucson meteorite, weighing 1,400 pounds, which was first discovered in Sonora, Mexico, and transported as far as Presidio, near Tucson, in Arizona, where it was left. It was taken into Tucson and was used as a kind of anvil.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

From "A Handbook to the National Museum under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington." New York: Brentano Brothers, 1886. Page 14-15

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Information File, Box 13, Folder: Smithsonian Guide Books, 1886 (Brentano Bros.)

Contact information

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

Date

1886

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Tucson Ring Meteorite
  • Meteorites
  • Meteoritics
  • Exhibitions
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Meteorites, Iron
  • Tucson, Arizona

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

95-20345

Physical description

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

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