Hall of Water Transportation, U. S. National Museum

ID: SIA2009-0435 and 2598

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Exhibit

Date: c. 1885

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 18, Folder 2

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The Hall of Water Transportation, also known as "Boat Hall," United States National Museum, now known as Arts and Industries Building, contains exhibit cases holding ship models. Also, there are more ship models on top of the cases. Canoes are hung from the ceiling and one is also on the floor. In the hall, a female attendant dressed in white is seated. Nautical pictures are hung on the wall.


  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Collections
  • Water Transportation Hall (A&I)
  • Boat Hall
  • United States National Museum North-East Range
  • Arts and Industries Building Northeast Range


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See Neg. #s 2964, 18996, 18997, 18999 and 19002 for other views of the Hall over time.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 18, Folder 2

Contact information

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


c. 1885

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No restrictions


  • Women
  • Pictures
  • Boats and boating
  • Ceilings
  • Models (representations)
  • Transportation
  • Exhibit cases
  • Employees
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Artifacts
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Exhibitions
  • Naval Architecture
  • Ships
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Models and modelmaking


  • Exhibit
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2009-0435 and 2598

Physical description

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

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