Boat Hall in United States National Museum

ID: 18997 or AI-18997

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1930

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 10

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The Water Transportation Hall, also known as "Boat Hall," located in the Northeast Range of the U.S. National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. Canoes are hung from the ceiling. Models of boats can be seen exhibited along the wall. Haida canoes can be seen at the bottom right. The exhibit was on view from 1881 when the building opened through the late 1960s.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum
  • National Collections
  • Water Transportation Hall (A&I)
  • Boat Hall
  • United States National Museum North-East Range
  • Arts and Industries Building Northeast Range


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Photos of this hall are also located in SIA Record Unit 95, Box 50, Folder 12. . See Neg. #s 2964, 14776, 18996, 18999,19002, 31357, 32493-C, SIA2007-0129 and SIA2009-0435 (#2598) for other views of the Hall over time.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 10

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



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  • Haida Culture
  • Artifacts
  • Boats and boating
  • Ceilings
  • Transportation
  • Models (representations)
  • Exhibitions
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Naval Architecture
  • Ships
  • Models and modelmaking


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

18997 or AI-18997

Physical description

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

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