Blue Whale in the "Life in the Sea Exhibit," National Museum of Natural History

ID: 2002-12150

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1963

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 44 Folder 21

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Summary

The life-sized model of a Blue Whale in the new "Life in the Sea" exhibit in Hall 16 has been mounted on the wall. At the end of the hall is an exhibit case with under the water scene. The exhibit opened in June 1963 in the National Museum of Natural History as part of the Exhibit Modernization Program. The hall is painted a dark blue to simulate underwater.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • Life in the Sea Hall (Exhibition) (1963: United States National Museum)
  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Original negative number is MNH-1049, but that negative has been lost. See Neg. #SIA2009-2186 for another view of the whale.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 44 Folder 21

Contact information

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

Date

1963

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Marine Biology
  • Animals
  • Oceans
  • Models (representations)
  • Whales
  • Exhibit cases
  • Exhibitions
  • Mammals
  • Blue whales
  • Exhibition buildings
  • Marine biology
  • Models and modelmaking
  • Oceanography

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

2002-12150

Physical description

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

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