Exhibit of Industrial Models in A&I

ID: MAH-26781-A or MAH-26781A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1925 or later

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 5

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Mineral Technology Exhibit in the Arts and Industries Building (A&I), circa 1925. The hall depicted is most likely hall 11, which exhibited metallic and nonmetallic mineral industries as well as coal, petroleum and natural gas industries. The case in the foreground appears to be a model of the underground methods of extracting copper. The model in the background case is probably illustrating beehive coking methods of the coal industry. The cases along the perimeter walls depict raw materials such as coal, limestone and sulphur as well as manufactured goods and by-products of minerals and fuels such as glass, abrasives, asphalt and gas.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum
  • Mineral Technology Exhibit


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The Hall of Minerals is described in the 1925 guidebook.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 5

Contact information

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


c. 1925 or later

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  • Mining
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Industrialization
  • Mineralogy
  • Glass
  • Coal
  • Exhibitions
  • Ecology
  • Petroleum industry
  • Natural Gas
  • Petroleum
  • Natural resources
  • Copper
  • Industry


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

MAH-26781-A or MAH-26781A

Physical description

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

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