Engraving of the Fisheries Court, U.S. National Museum

ID: 95-20341

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1886

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Information File Box SI Guide Books 1883-1890 Folder Smithsonian Guide Book 1886 (Brentano Brothers)

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Summary

Illustration (Fig. 88) in "A Handbook to the National Museum under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington" of the Fisheries Court exhibit in the United States National Museum (Arts and Industries Building) shows fishing nets hanging from the ceiling along with a Giant Squid and a Giant Octopus, seascapes on walls, and visitors viewing cases of specimens and artifacts.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • United States Fish Commission
  • Arts and Industries Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

From "A Handbook to the National Museum under the Direction of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington" (New York: Brentano Brothers, 1886. Page 63. Original image is in oversize photos in RU95, negative #2525.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Information File Box SI Guide Books 1883-1890 Folder Smithsonian Guide Book 1886 (Brentano Brothers)

Contact information

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

Date

1886

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Art
  • Boats and boating
  • Natural History
  • Transportation
  • Ichthyology
  • Museums
  • Squids
  • Artifacts
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Specimens
  • Exhibitions
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Octopuses
  • Natural history
  • Art objects
  • Museum visitors
  • Octopus

Form/Genre

  • Engraving
  • Exhibit

ID Number

95-20341

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 7w x 5h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Engraving

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