George Brown Goode

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George Brown Goode (1851-1896), Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution from 1887 to 1896. This photograph of Goode is taken from directly in front and shows him looking slightly to his right. Goode's signature is below his image. Text below indicates that Goode was "President of the District of Columbia Society, Sons of the American Revolution. Born, February 13, 1851; Died, September 6, 1896." Goode was an ichthyologist, or fish specialist, by training. Goode joined the staff of the Smithsonian to assist with preparations for exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and eventually became one of the leading figures in American museum theory and practice. He also was very active in the field of American history.


  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 9, Folder 28

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


c. 1880s

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Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Bust; Medium: Photographic print

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