Fisheries Exhibit in Arts & Industries Building

ID: 2525 or NHB-2525

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1886

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 50, Folder: 7

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Fisheries Exhibit in the northeast Range of the U.S. National Museum Building, with female attendant seated in the center. Fishing nets are hanging from the ceiling along with a Giant Squid and a Giant Octopus, model done by J. H. Emerton. Photographs of fishing activities line the walls. The wood floors in the building were replaced between 1895 and 1905.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Photo was reproduced as an engraving (neg # 95-20341) in the 1886 Handbook to the United States National Museum.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 50, Folder: 7

Contact information

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



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  • Women
  • Ceilings
  • Squids, Giant
  • Natural History
  • Models (representations)
  • Fisheries
  • Ichthyology
  • History
  • Squids
  • Marine invertebrates
  • Exhibitions
  • National Collections
  • Octopuses
  • Women--History
  • Natural history
  • Octopus
  • Models and modelmaking


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

2525 or NHB-2525

Physical description

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

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