Photographic Lab Transferred to the USNM

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Summary

Mr. Thomas W. Smillie and his photographic apparatus are transferred from the Laboratory of Natural History to the southeastern pavilion of the National Museum Building. According to George Brown Goode's outline of organization of the National Museum in the 1883 Annual Report (p. 164), photography comes under the Department of Preparation in the Division of Administration, under the Assistant Director of the Museum.

Subject

  • Smillie, T. W (Thomas William) 1843-1917
  • Arts and Industries Building)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Laboratory of Natural History
  • United States National Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1882. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1884, p. 7.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1883. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1885, p. 164.

Contact information

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

Date

1882

Topic

  • Photography
  • New Departments
  • Reorganizations

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