Spencer Fullerton Baird Seated in Chair

ID: 10737 or MAH-10737

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1860s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 2, Folder: 8

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Summary

Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887), ornithologist, was the first director of the United States National Museum (USNM) and second Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1878-1887). He was a strong advocate of creating the United States National Museum as part of the Smithsonian. In this image, Baird is seated in a chair, with his hands folded, looking slightly to his left.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • United States National Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For a similar image, see negative #10735.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 2, Folder: 8

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1860s

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Management
  • Museums
  • Portraits
  • Birds
  • Secretariats
  • Management--Museums
  • Museum directors
  • Ornithologists

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

10737 or MAH-10737

Physical description

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

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