Smithsonian Institution Building Lower Main Hall Offices

ID: NHB-3669

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1903

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31, Folder 43

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The Division of Mollusks offices for cataloging and arranging collection specimens located on the former exhibit galleries (north balcony) of the Lower Main Hall in the Smithsonian Institution Building. The balcony exhibit space was replaced by offices beginning in 1882. The balconies were demolished in 1914 to make way for the Library and Graphic Arts displays.


  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31, Folder 43

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



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  • Curators
  • Animals
  • Balconies
  • Smithsonian Institution Building
  • Interiors
  • Museums
  • Mollusks
  • Galleries
  • Offices
  • Great Hall
  • Smithsonian Institution Building--Great Hall
  • Museum curators


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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