Second Exhibition of the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute

ID: SIA2011-1449 or 82-3274

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Exterior

Date: 1855

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 4

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Summary

"Second Exhibition of the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute." Engraving shows people gathered on the Smithsonian grounds for the fair of the Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute (MMI). The fair was held on February 8, 1855, in the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, "Castle," and was the first public use of the space. Joseph Henry, the first Secretary of the Smithsonian (1846-1878), was also president of the MMI.

Subject

  • Metropolitan Mechanics' Institute
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Early History

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 4

Contact information

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

Date

1855

Restrictions & Rights

Questionable copyright

Topic

  • Openings
  • Clothing and dress
  • SI, Early History
  • Grounds
  • Museums
  • Special events
  • Museum visitors

Form/Genre

  • Exterior
  • Event
  • Engraving

ID Number

SIA2011-1449 or 82-3274

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 9.5w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Exterior; Medium: Engraving

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