Louisiana Purchase Exposition, United States National MuseumExhibit

ID: 2002-10619

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1904

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 62B Folder 19

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At the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1904, Smithsonian Institution's United States National Museum exhibit includes the Langley Aerodrome, a model of a whale suspended from the ceiling, natural history exhibits, archaeological objects, and industrial machines. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a display on its activities and collections for the exposition.


  • Louisiana Purchase Exposition
  • United States National Museum


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Original negative number is 16451, but that negative has been lost. See also Negative #'s 16445, 16447, 16450 for similar photographs of this exhibition (same SIA location). For more information see: All the World's A Fair by Robert Rydell.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 62B Folder 19

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



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  • Archaeology
  • Langley Aerodrome
  • Natural History
  • Exhibitions
  • Machinery
  • St. Louis (Mo.)
  • Expositions
  • Natural history
  • Exhibitions--St. Louis (Mo.)


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

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Color: Cyano type; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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