Ornithological Lab, SI Building

ID: 95-20349

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. 26) in "A Handbook to the National Museum under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington" is an engraving of the Ornithological Laboratory in the Smithsonian Institution Building which shows two ornithologists working at their desks. Along one side there are specimen cabinets, but no specimens are visible. The collections of birds occupied the lower main hall and the laboratory was located in a gallery of this hall.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States National Museum

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). P.31

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

  • Natural History
  • Laboratories
  • Personnel management
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Employees
  • Birds
  • Ornithology Laboratories
  • Smithsonian Institution Building
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Specimens
  • Natural history
  • Ornithology
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution Building--Ornithology Laboratories

Form/Genre

  • Engraving
  • Interior

ID Number

95-20349

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Engraving

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