Whale Cast in South Hall of United States National Museum

images for Whale Cast in South Hall of United States National Museum
Topic
Interiors
South Hall of the United States National Museum
Packing crates
Guard Force
Mammals
Whales
Exhibitions
Data Source
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions
No restrictions
Author
Unknown
Subject
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Arts and Industries Building
Physical description
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Date
1885
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes
Original negative number is 8803, but that negative has been lost. See Semi-Annual Report of Superintendent of Bldgs, 12/31/1887, RU198.
Summary
Whale cast in the Mammals exhibit in the South Hall of the Arts and Industries Building, before the 1887 relocation (it was moved from its mount and suspended from ceiling). There are packing crates in the foreground, and there is a guard walking past the whale cast.
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
Type
Photographic print
Interior
Standard number
2002-12204