Photographs of United States National Museum collections, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.99-41
Creators:
United States National Museum
Dates:
undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 prints
color halftone
2 prints
halftone
1 print
photogravure
7 negatives
nitrate
13 mounted prints
albumen
40 prints
circa
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Images of various artifacts and specimens in the United States National Museum's collections, including George Washington's uniform and camp chest; the Franklin Press; Samuel P. Langley, third Secretary of the Smithsonian, supervising the installation of the Easter Island stone figures; zoological, ornithological, entomological, and botanical specimens; exhibits relating to animals and American Indians; the Daguerre Monument sculpted by J. Scott Hartley; and a model of the National Zoological Park modeled under Langley.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The United States National Museum building (later renamed Arts and Industries) opened to the public in 1881. It held displays of anthropology, art, geology, history, and natural history, while a few of the exhibits (birds, invertebrates and art) remained in the original Smithsonian "Castle." In 1911, the Smithsonian opened a new building (now the Natural History Building), which held anthropology, art and natural history collections.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 99-41

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 99-41, Photographs of United States National Museum collections, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Items depicted in this collection held in the National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of American History collections.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs of US National Museum collections held in the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the National Anthropological Archives (Photo Lot 4).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Plants Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Animals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Easter Island -- Antiquities Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Insects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Birds Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartley, Jonathan Scott, 1845-1912 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morgan, Lewis Henry, 1818-1881 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/