Anthropology Hall, USNM

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Anthropology Hall in the new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. The Anthropology Hall contains many exhibit cases with artifacts in them. The front exhibit case, which was part of the Polynesian ethnology exhibit, shows a life group of indigenous people of the Samoan Indian group with native artifacts.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • See 1930s image, neg. #27069, for a close-up of the front exhibit case of just the diorama of the Samoan Indian group.
  • This print is reproduced in USNM Bulletin 80, Plate 19, following page 114. There are many other photographs of the National Museum of Natural History in this location, as well as throughout RU79, Box 9.
  • A sepia image is available under Neg. #SIA2009-2193.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder 1A and Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder 1

Contact information

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


c. 1911

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Artifacts
  • Exhibit cases
  • Clothing and dress
  • Exhibitions
  • Anthropology
  • New Museums
  • Ethnology
  • Polynesians
  • Samoans
  • Ethnology--Polynesian


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

SIA2009-1805 and SIA2009-2193 (sepia) and 97-3042 and SIA 1270

Physical description

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

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