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Smithsonian Institution Libraries in the Service of Science

November 22, 2002 – June 3, 2005 (new closing date)

Museum: Natural History Museum

Location: Ground Floor, East Side of Constitution Ave. Lobby

On view in this case is a life-size, color illustration of a green-backed golden pheasant, found in the library-bound A Monograph of the Phasianidae or Family of the Pheasants (1872) by Daniel Giraud Elliot. These illustrations are still being used today as a reference by scientists.