Ornithologist at Work with Specimens

ID: MNH 43754A or MAH-43754A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1878

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 15

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Engraving of an ornithologist at work in one of the towers of the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB) cataloging and classifying birds. Feathered skins and fully mounted birds surround him.


Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


From Harper's Weekly, June 1, 1878

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 15

Contact information

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



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  • Taxidermy
  • Animals
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Researcher
  • Natural History
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Specimens
  • Birds
  • Employees
  • Natural History Laboratory
  • Natural history
  • Ornithology
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Engraving
  • Interior

ID Number

MNH 43754A or MAH-43754A

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Engraving

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