Whale Cast in South Hall of United States National Museum

ID: 2002-12204

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 43 Folder 1

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Whale cast in the Mammals exhibit in the South Hall of the Arts and Industries Building, before the 1887 relocation (it was moved from its mount and suspended from ceiling). There are packing crates in the foreground, and there is a guard walking past the whale cast.


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Original negative number is 8803, but that negative has been lost. See Semi-Annual Report of Superintendent of Bldgs, 12/31/1887, RU198.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 43 Folder 1

Contact information

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



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  • Animals
  • Whales
  • South Hall of the United States National Museum
  • Exhibitions
  • Interiors
  • Guard Force
  • Mammals
  • Packing crates


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

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Physical description

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

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