Robert Ridgway

ID: SIA2010-1672 or 91-2158

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1884

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 19, Folder: 25

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Summary

In the 1880s, Robert Ridgway, Smithsonian Curator of the Division of Birds, sits at his desk located on the fifth floor of the South Tower, in the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle". The room was reached by a flight of stone steps, which Ridgway delighted in bounding up two at a time. Ridgway worked in the South Tower from about 1875 to 1895. This was an extremely prolific period, during which he published over 300 articles on birds.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Biology Division of Birds

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 19, Folder: 25

Contact information

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

Date

1884

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Curators
  • Personnel management
  • Museums
  • Employees
  • Birds
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Ornithology
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Ornithologists
  • Museum curators

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2010-1672 or 91-2158

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 8w x 10h ; Type of Image: Person, candid ; Medium: Photographic print

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