Children's Room, SIB, South Tower

ID: 14738 or NHB-14738

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. The room was converted by Secretary Samuel P. Langley in 1901 to provide a natural history exhibit for children. Seen here is the large aquarium with live fish, some of the cases with natural history specimens specially designed to a child's height, and the decorative wall and ceiling stencils designed by Grace Lincoln Temple. The room was intended by Secretary Langley to inspire children in the study of the natural world.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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

No restrictions

Topic

  • Temple, Grace Lincoln
  • Education
  • Natural History
  • Exhibitions
  • Children
  • Natural history

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

14738 or NHB-14738

Physical description

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

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