Blue Whale in the "Life in the Sea Exhibit," National Museum of Natural History

ID: SIA2009-2186 and MNH-1037-A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1963

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder 21

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Summary

The blue whale can be seen on display in the "Life in the Sea" exhibit as part of the the Exhibits Modernization Program in the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. The whale is mounted out from the wall and its supports can be seen. The exhibit hall, with scaffolding on the balcony, is still being prepared before opening. Skylights light the hall and an exhibit case with marine specimens is at the end of the hall.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Life in the Sea Hall (Exhibition) (1963: United States National Museum)
  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

See Neg. #2002-12180 for another view of the whale.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44, Folder 21

Contact information

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

Date

1963

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Marine Biology
  • Animals
  • Oceans
  • Scaffolding
  • Models (representations)
  • Whales
  • Exhibit cases
  • Exhibitions
  • Mammals
  • Skylights
  • Blue whales
  • Marine biology
  • Models and modelmaking
  • Oceanography

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

SIA2009-2186 and MNH-1037-A

Physical description

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

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