John Varden

ID: 85-8124

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: Unknown, probably c. 1860

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 23, Folder 8

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Summary

John Varden (c. 1790-1865), proprietor of the Washington City Museum and later curator for the National Institute for the Promotion of Science, sits looking down. These collections formed the core of the Smithsonian's museum. Varden advocated using Smithson's bequest for a museum but was never actually employed by the Institution.

Subject

National Institute for the Promotion of Science

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 23, Folder 8

Contact information

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

Date

Unknown, probably c. 1860

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Topic

  • Varden, John
  • Busts
  • SI, Early History
  • Museums
  • Washington City Museum
  • Museum curators

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

85-8124

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 9.5x6; Type of Image: Bust; Medium: Photographic print

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