Goose Lake Meteorite on Exhibit

ID: 41402 or MNH-41402

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1940s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 5

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Summary

The Goose Lake meteorite was found by three men from Oakland, California, out hunting on October 13, 1938. Although it was catalogued into the collection of the US National Museum in 1939 (Acc.#1332), it remained in California until 1941 -- where it was displayed at the Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco. It reached Washington on January 17, 1941, and went on display in the meteorites hall at some point thereafter. The hall was dismantled in the mid-late 1950s, as part of the Exhibits Modernization Program. The meteorite is still on display today.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 44A, Folder: 5

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1945

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Meteoritics
  • Gooseneck Meteorite
  • Mineralogy
  • Meteorites
  • Exhibitions
  • Specimens
  • Meteorites
  • Gooseneck Meteorite
  • Meteoritics
  • Mineralogy
  • Exhibitions
  • Specimens

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

41402 or MNH-41402

Physical description

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

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