Mineral Collections in the U.S. National Museum

ID: 24880 or NHB-24880

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1919

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: July 1979

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Summary

The Mineralogy Hall in the East Wing, second floor, of the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, c. 1919. Exhibit cases, displaying rocks and minerals, line both sides of the hall. The Ontanagon boulder, a 1.5-ton boulder of solid native copper that came to the Smithsonian in 1860, is in the foreground of the picture.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, July 1979

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: July 1979

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1919

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Meteorites
  • Geology
  • Mineralogy Hall
  • Mineralogy
  • Exhibitions
  • Rocks
  • Natural History Building
  • Natural History Building--East Wing

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

24880 or NHB-24880

Physical description

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

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