U.S. Fish Commission at Armory Building

ID: 95-1179

Creator: Photo Engraving Co. of New York

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1885

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7184, Box 16, Folder 17

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The Armory Building which was transferred to Smithsonian use in 1876 to store its National Museum collections. It is also used by the United States Fish Commission, administered by Smithsonian Secretary Spencer Baird. Fish Commission staff are delivering or sending fish of some type for distribution (not scientific specimens) from the Armory Building. A railroad car is labeled United States Fish Commission sits near the building with a horse-drawn cart in front of the building holds wooden barrels.


  • United States Bureau of Fisheries
  • United States Fish Commission
  • Armory Building


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7184, Box 16, Folder 17

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  • Railroads
  • Trains
  • Ichthyology
  • Railroads--Trains


Washington (D.C.)


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

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