Watercraft of the World Exhibit, U. S. National Museum

ID: 18999 or AI-18999

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1900s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 50, Folder: 12

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"Watercraft of the World: From Raft to Full-Rigged Ship" exhibit of naval architecture in the United States National Museum, now Arts and Industries Building, in the late nineteenth century. Canoes are hung from the ceiling. Models of sailboats can be seen in cases along the walls. Models of ships are displayed in floor cases. Haida canoes can be seen in this view.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum
  • National Collections
  • Water Transportation Hall (A&I)
  • Boat Hall
  • Arts and Industries Building Northeast Range
  • United States National Museum North-East Range


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Additional images are located in this folder. See Neg. #s 2964, 14776, 18996, 18997, 19002, 31357, 32493-C, SIA2007-0129 and SIA2009-0435 (2598) for other views of the Hall over time.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 50, Folder: 12

Contact information

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


c. 1900s

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Haida Culture
  • Artifacts
  • Boats and boating
  • Ceilings
  • Transportation
  • Models (representations)
  • Exhibit cases
  • Exhibitions
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Naval Architecture
  • Ships
  • Models and modelmaking


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

18999 or AI-18999

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 14w x 11h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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