A Pictorial Treasury of the Smithsonian Institution

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Glossy table-top guide to the Smithsonian Institution. Covers virtually every facet of the Institution, and is filled with pictures, many of them in color.


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Includes photographs, many in color, including gems and minerals (the Hope Diamond), Museum of Natural History Exhibits, the Hall of Everyday Life in America, Life in the Sea, Museum of History and Technology exhibits, the Railroad Hall, etc., some of which include unidentified staff members at work, and Smithsonian buildings.

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




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