The Castle Stereos: Views of Exhibits in the Smithsonian Institution

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Summary

Final part of a series of three articles on stereo views of the Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle in the late nineteenth century. The Castle opened to the public in 1855 and contained exhibits of scientific, artistic, historical, and cultural materials. These images include a meteorite, minerals, sculpture, a Megatherium skeleton, mammals, Native Americans, a Japanese warrior, Dr. Kane's Arctic expedition gear, and mummies from Peru and Egypt

Author

  • Stamm, Richard E
  • Fleming, Paula

Subject

  • Palmer, Joseph
  • Kane, Elisha Kent 1820-1857
  • Smillie, T. W (Thomas William) 1843-1917
  • Tucson Ring Meteorite
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Arctic Expedition

Category

Smithsonian History Bibliography

Notes

Author Stamm is Keeper of the Castle Collection; co-author Fleming was a photo archivist at the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Archives.

Contained within

Stereo World 35, no. 5 (Journal)

Contact information

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

Date

March/April 2010

Topic

  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Mammals
  • Armor
  • Photographic collections
  • History
  • Sculpture
  • Taxidermy
  • Meteorites
  • Exhibitions
  • Mummies
  • Photography
  • Megatherium
  • Japanese Military Uniforms
  • Indians of North America
  • Sioux Indians
  • Japanese Armor
  • Photography--History

Place

  • Egypt
  • United States
  • Peru

Form/Genre

Stereoscopic view

Physical description

Number of pages: 9; Page numbers: 12-20

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