Ornithologist Cataloging Specimens, Natural History Laboratory, in the Smithsonian Institution Building

images for Ornithologist Cataloging Specimens, Natural History Laboratory, in the Smithsonian Institution Building
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary
Engraving of a scientist sitting at a table with a taxidermied bird in front of him as he catalogs bird specimens in the Natural History Laboratory of the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle." The engraving was published in the Smithsonian Guidebook of 1857. Bird specimens litter the floor.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 15
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic
Engraving
Visitor's Guide
Specimens
Cataloging
Taxidermy
Ornithologists
Ornithology
SI, Early History
Scientists
Birds
Natural History Laboratory
Natural history
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions
No restrictions
Author
Unknown
Subject
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Building Laboratory of Natural History
National Collections
Physical description
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 10w x 8h ; Type of Image: Person, candid; Engraving ; Medium: Photographic print
1857
Type
Photographic print
Interior
Engraving
Person, candid
Standard number
SIA2011-2391 or 43754A