Engraving of a Beaver

ID: 95-20332

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. 51) in "A Handbook to the National Museum under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington" of a beaver, belonging to the order called "Rodentia," and marked by the great prominence of the incisors, or gnawing front teeth. The Rodentia constitute by far the largest order of mammals.

Subject

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

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 44

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

No restrictions

Topic

  • Animals
  • Exhibitions
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Beavers
  • Department of Zoology (USNM)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

95-20332

Physical description

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

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