Labels for the Minneapolis Exposition

ID: SIA2009-1777


Form/Genre: Other

Date: 1887

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Box 92, Folder: 15

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Exhibit label used at the Minneapolis Industrial Exposition of 1887 for the United States National Museum Department of Metallurgy's exhibit of some of the most famous Australian gold nuggets. In 1887, Congress authorized "several Executive Departments to lend certain articles to the Minneapolis Industrial Exposition from various Departments of the United States Government." The United States National Museum thereby sent in August 1887 articles and specimens to be exhibited.


  • United States National Museum
  • Minneapolis Industrial Exposition


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From the Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, Report upon the condition and progress of the U.S. National Museum during the year ending June 30, 1888, G. Brown Goode, Assistant Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, in charge of the National Museum, from the Report of the Smithsonian Institution 1887-88, pages 3-84.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 70, Box 92, Folder: 15

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



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  • Gold
  • Mineral industries
  • Exhibitions
  • Gold Nugget
  • Labels
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Metal-work
  • Expositions
  • Gold--Metallurgy
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Metallurgy




  • Other
  • Photographic print

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 6 3/8w x 9 3/4h; Type of Image: Other; Medium: Photographic print

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