Children's Room, SIB, South Tower

ID: 2002-12158

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1901

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 8

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Summary

The Children's Room in the South Tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building, was created by third Secretary Samuel P. Langley (1887-1906) as a natural history display area especially for children. Seen here is the large aquarium with live fish, some of the cases with natural history specimens of birds specially designed to a child's height, and bird cages. The room was intended by Secretary Langley to inspire children in the study of the natural world.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building Children's Room
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building South Towers

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Original negative number is 13390, but that negative has been lost.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder 8

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1901

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Education
  • Natural History
  • Exhibitions
  • Children
  • Natural history

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

2002-12158

Physical description

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

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