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The United States National Museum sets aside Rooms 44 to 47 in the foyer of the Natural History Building for a District collection, chiefly designed to aid teachers and students in nature study. Birds were installed in Rooms 44 and 45 while the mammals, reptiles (the snakes, lizards and turtles), batrachians (frogs, toads, and salamanders), the fish, mollusks, and insects are displayed in Room 46. In Room 47 a stereomotorgraph was placed, in which lantern slides of bird homes and our wild flowers as they come in bloom were exhibited.


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 298, Box 1, "Local Notes," 2/15/1923, p. 6.

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


February, 1923


  • Reptiles
  • Animals
  • Natural History
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Natural history

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