George Brown Goode

ID: 11421 or 37872-A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1870

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 9, Folder: 28A

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Summary

George Brown Goode (1851-1896) as a student at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, c. 1870. From 1887 to 1896, Goode served as Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum (USNM), Smithsonian Institution. This photograph of Goode shows him looking at the camera which is slightly to his right. Goode was an ichthyologist, or fish specialist by training. Goode joined the staff of the Smithsonian to assist with preparations for exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and eventually became one of the leading figures in American museum theory and practice.

Subject

  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 9, Folder: 28A

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1870

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Topic

  • Personnel management
  • Wesleyan University
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Museum techniques
  • Management--Museums
  • Museum curators
  • Museum directors
  • Museums--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

11421 or 37872-A

Physical description

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

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