Early Native American Exhibit in new United States National Museum

ID: 22188 or NHB-22188

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1911

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 6

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Exhibit hall located in the new United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. There are exhibit cases lined up with life groups of Native Americans. In the foreground the case is labeled "California Province; Family Group of Hupa Indians." Portraits of Native Americans are hung on the wall behind the exhibit cases.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


There are several other photographs of this exhibit hall in this location. See Neg. # 30303 & 30304 for an earlier diorama without the legend of the same group before the Exhibits Modernization Program and Neg. # SIA2007-0071 or # 43595-D for a later diorama after the Exhibits Modernization Program.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 6

Contact information

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



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  • Women
  • Baskets
  • Exhibit cases
  • Clothing and dress
  • Portraits
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Anthropolgy
  • Museums
  • Mannequins (figures)
  • Historians
  • Exhibitions
  • Ethnological museums and collections
  • Museum mannequins
  • Indians of North America
  • Hupa Indians
  • Anthropological museums and collections
  • Dioramas


  • United States
  • California


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

22188 or NHB-22188

Physical description

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

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