Engraving of The Group of Fur-seals

ID: 95-20339

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. 47) in "A Handbook to the National Museum under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington" of a group of fur-seals on one of two pyramidal platforms in the center hall of the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts & Industries Building. Taxidermists based specimens on sketches from life made of these animals by Henry Elliott, while residing on the Pribilof Islands.

Author

Unknown

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 42

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

  • Marine Biology
  • Taxidermy
  • Animals
  • Natural History
  • Specimens
  • Exhibitions
  • Ichthyology
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Seals (Animals)
  • Mammals
  • Department of Zoology (USNM)
  • Natural history
  • Marine mammals

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

95-20339

Physical description

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

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