Two Men Working on Models

ID: 3674 or MNH-3674 or MNH-06084

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder: 31

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Two men can be seen working on one of the sections for the model of a pueblo Indian village, Penasco Blanco, for use in the United States National Museum exhibition. They are working in the South Shed located in the South Yard of the Smithsonian. The model was long exhibited in Hall 21 of the National Museum of Natural History but was destroyed in 1956. The label that accompanied this model says that "This model was prepared for the Bureau of American Ethnology by Victor and Cosmos Mindeleff, in 1885, on a scale of 1 inch to 5 feet of 1:60."


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For similar picture see neg # MNH-06084

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder: 31

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  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Models (representations)
  • Historians
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  • Smithsonian Institution
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  • Models and modelmaking
  • Indians of North America
  • Pueblo Indians
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  • Photographic print
  • Interior
  • Person, candid

ID Number

3674 or MNH-3674 or MNH-06084

Physical description

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

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