Installing Totem Poles in U.S. National Museum

ID: 5792 or MNH-5792

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1890's

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder: 25

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Summary

Curators look on as three totem poles are installed in the Northwest Range near the Rotunda of the United States National Museum (USNM), now the Arts and Industries (A&I) Building, by several laborers.

Subject

  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder: 25

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1890's

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Artifacts
  • Moving of artifacts
  • Historians
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Exhibitions
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Totems
  • African Americans
  • Eskimos
  • Indians of North America
  • Installation
  • Northwest Coast Indians
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Totem poles
  • Museum curators

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

5792 or MNH-5792

Physical description

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

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