Geology & Paleontology Exhibits, Conference on the Future of SI

ID: 17888-H or MAH-17888H

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: February 11, 1927

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 46, Box 99, Folder: 6

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Summary

Physical and Chemical Geology Exhibit presented at the Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian with George P. Merrill (1854-1929), curator, seated looking at the exhibit. The picture on the right hanging on the panel is identified as a "Falling Meteorite." In front of him on a long table are different types of mineral specimens. Behind him is the Vertebrate Paleontology Exhibit. The exhibits were located in the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle." Merrill was a geologist and head curator of the Department of Geology, United States National Museum from 1917-1929.

Subject

  • Merrill, George P (George Perkins) 1854-1929
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution
  • United States National Museum Dept. of Geology
  • National Collections

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

See Negative Number 17883-A for a description of the paleontology exhibits.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 46, Box 99, Folder: 6

Contact information

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

Date

  • February 11, 1927
  • 1927

Restrictions & Rights

Unknown

Topic

  • Curators
  • Geology
  • Physical geology
  • Meetings
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Minerals
  • Vertebrate Paleontology Exhibit
  • Meteorites
  • Geologists
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Exhibitions
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Museum curators

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid
  • Exhibit

ID Number

17888-H or MAH-17888H

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Exhibit; Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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