Natural History Exhibit in the South Hall, U.S. National Museum

ID: 2796 or mnh-2796

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1881-1887

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 1

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Summary

Natural History Exhibit in the South Hall of the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building, c.1881-1887. In the foreground of the picture is the whale skeleton (before it was hung from the ceiling). View includes two women sitting on benches in the exhibit hall, the Seal exhibit, and the Rotunda with its stencil work before the "Statue of Freedom" was placed there. The museum is still newly opened because the galleries have not yet been built.

Subject

  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum
  • South Hall of the Arts and Industries Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 1

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1881-1887

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Natural History
  • New Museums
  • Museums
  • Mammals
  • Rotundas
  • Marine Biology
  • Museum buildings
  • Animals
  • Stencil work
  • Whales
  • Specimens
  • Exhibitions
  • Skeleton
  • Seals (Animals)
  • Marine mammals
  • Museum visitors
  • Natural history

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

2796 or mnh-2796

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 9 1/2w x 7 1/2h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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