Temporary Shed Built on Grounds of USNM

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Summary

A temporary shed, 100 by 50 feet, is constructed on the grounds of the National Museum. It is for the use of exhibit preparators, including those of the Bureau of Ethnology, working to get ready for expositions in New Orleans, Cincinnati and Louisville. It also serves for temporary storage of material brought back from these expositions, and for hundreds of tons of fossils collected by the United States Geological Survey. In 1887, it is torn down and the materials of its construction are utilized elsewhere.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • United States National Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1884. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1885, p. 9-10.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1886. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1889, p. 3-4.
  • Rathbun, Richard. The United States National Museum: An Account of the Buildings Occupied by the National Collections, Washington, D.C., 1905. Reprinted from the Report of the U.S. National Museum for 1903, pp. 177-309., p. 260-261.

Contact information

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

Date

1884

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Anthropology
  • Exhibitions
  • Wrecking
  • Louisville (Ky.)
  • Buildings
  • Building

Place

  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Cincinnati (Ohio)

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