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The Smithsonian participates in the International Electrical Exhibition in Philadelphia (Sept.) and the expositions in Louisville (Aug. 16-Oct., 25), in Cincinnati (Sept. 3-Oct. 4), and in New Orleans (Dec. 16-May 31, 1885).


  • International Electrical Exhibition (1884: Philadelphia)
  • United States National Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 840.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1884. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1885, p. 63-65.

Contact information

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


Fall/Winter, 1884


  • Exhibitions
  • Louisville (Ky.)


  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Cincinnati (Ohio)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)

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