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A popular volume on the National Museum of Natural History, separated into chapters covering the evolution of the Smithsonian museums, collections, conservation, science, the public, art at Natural History, "a museum of earth, life, taxonomy," Natural History as a marine museum, and a Museum of Man. Photographs include many exhibits and collections, as well as behind-the-scenes shots. There are a few historical photographs of the early museum and collections.


  • Clark, Chip
  • Sandved, Kjell Bloch 1922-
  • National Museum of Man at the Smithsonian
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


With photographs by Smithsonian photographers Kjell Sandved and Chip Clark.

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




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