Apparatus Room in the Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: SIA2011-2394 or 43804-G

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1850s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 27

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Summary

Print of an engraving of the Apparatus Room of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle," with the electrical machines constructed by Dr. Robert Hare, a professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hare donated his collection of chemical and physical apparatus to the Institution in 1848. Men and women are talking and walking around. The engraving was published in the Smithsonian Guidebook of 1857.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Hare, Robert 1781-1858
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Apparatus Room

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 27

Contact information

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

Date

1857

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Artifacts
  • SI, Early History
  • Engraving
  • Electric apparatus and appliances
  • Museums
  • Gifts
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Exhibitions
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Electricity
  • Engraving
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Gifts
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Museum visitors
  • Electric apparatus and appliances
  • SI, Early History
  • Electricity
  • Exhibitions
  • Artifacts

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior
  • Engraving

ID Number

SIA2011-2394 or 43804-G

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 7.5w x 5.5h ; Type of Image: Interior; Engraving ; Medium: Photographic print

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