Engraving of Herring's Safe Containing Specimens of Gold

ID: 95-20321

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. 5) in "A Handbook to the National Museum under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington" of a mother and child looking at a popular exhibit of some thousands of dollars worth of gold in dust, scales, flakes, nuggets and bars, and native silver which are behind glass safely stored in a Herrings' safe where they are protected from theft, yet may be well seen. The metallurgy exhibit demonstrated how man worked metals from ores. The ores were gathered mostly by agents of the Tenth Census, and represented fully all the districts of the west where the precious metals were mined.

Subject

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

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 18

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

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Topic

  • Herring and Co. Safe
  • Women
  • Mineralogy
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Minerals
  • Children
  • United States National Museum
  • Museum visitors

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

95-20321

Physical description

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

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