Aquarium Established at National Zoo

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Summary

The Smithsonian secures tanks and other apparatus used for the exhibition of fish and aquatic animals at the Atlanta Exposition, through the courtesy of the Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries. A workshed is fitted up as an aquarium, which proves to be a popular exhibit with visitors.

Subject

  • United States Fish Commission
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Cotton States and International Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1898, p. 26-27, 63
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1899, 23

Contact information

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

Date

1898

Topic

  • Aquariums
  • Architecture
  • Cooperation
  • Fishes
  • Fairs
  • Interagency Relations
  • Exhibitions
  • Buildings
  • Expositions

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