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Topic: smithsonian institution

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Sketch of Balistoid, with notes, August 1839

Creator: Unknown illustrator for the United States Exploring Expedition..Local number: SIA2011-1230..Summary: Sketch, dated August 1839, of Balistoid based on fish observed or collected during the United States... more

The Smithsonian Institution

Engraving showing people standing in groups on the lawn and sidewalks at the front entrance to the Smithsonian Institute.

Main entrance, north front, Smithsonian Institution / W. Wade del.

Photographic reproduction of a lithograph showing people standing at the front entrance to the Smithsonian Institution castle.

[Washington, D.C., view with Smithsonian in the distance]

Cityscape photograph shows 14th Street and E Street, NW, vicinity in foreground with houses and industrial buildings including A. J. Joyce's Coach Factory at 412-416 14th Street, NW; workyard with building supp... more

Smithsonian Institution, Wash., D.C.

Photograph shows the Smithsonian Institution building from the northeast with spectators in the driveway and seated on the grass. Photograph taken before Jan. 1865 when a major fire destroyed parts of the building.

Burning of the Smithsonian Institute at Washington, January 24, 1865 / sketched by Philip Wharton.

Wood engraving showing the Smithsonian Institution engulfed in flames.

First Ladies Gowns, Julia Dent Grant

Description: Gown worn by Julia Dent Grant, wife of President (1869-1877) Ulysses S. Grant first lady of the White House, . This gown was worn by Mrs. Grant at the second inaugural ball in 1873. It is made of w... more

Philadelphia Centennial Bird Exhibit

Description: Bird exhibit at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in the United States Government Building shows duck specimens in case. Flags hang from the ceiling above the exhibit case. The Smithso... more

Slater Spinning Frame

Description: The 48-spindle spinning machine, the oldest piece of cotton mill machinery in America, built by Samuel Slater and operated by him on December 20, 1790, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Exhibited in 1876... more

Centennial Exposition, Anthropology Exhibits

Description: Smithsonian exhibit of anthropological and other artifacts in the United States Government Building at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Go... more

Philadelphia Centennial Exhibits

Description: Exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in the United States Government Building include a totem pole, minerals, paintings, and mineral technology exhibits. The Smithsonian coord... more

Centennial Exposition, Smithsonian Exhibit

Description: Smithsonian Institution exhibit at the United States Government Building at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepa... more

Philadelphia Centennial - Mammal Exhibit

Description: Mammal exhibit and other exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in the United States Government Building. The mammal exhibit includes specimens of deer, moose and bison. The Flo... more

Centennial Exposition, Indian Exhibits

Description: Smithsonian exhibit of American Indian and other artifacts in the United States Government Building at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Go... more

Philadelphia Centennial - Mineral Exhibit

Description: Mineral exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia with other exhibits visible in the background. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a disp... more

Philadelphia Centennial Mineralogy Exhibits

Description: Mineral and Mineral Technology exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in the United States Government Building includes mineral specimens and industrial equipment. Exhibit is la... more

1876 Centennial Government Building

Description: United States Government Building at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Smithsonian exhibit was housed inside. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepa... more

John H. Richard's Studio

Description: John H. Richard's studio in the East Range of the Smithsonian Institution Building. Richard was a French-born scientific illustrator and is seen here, approximately a year before his death, paintin... more

Floating markets and native boys ready to dive for coins, Port-au-Prince [Haiti]

Creator: Watson Perrygo...Local number: SIA2008-2459 ...Summary: The photograph documents Watson Perrygo's field work with Arthur J. Poole in Haiti....Dates: 1928-1929...Collection: SIA RU 7306, Watson M. Perry... more

Smithsonian Exhibit at the 1888 Cincinnati, Ohio, Exposition

Description: A general view of the Smithsonian Institution Exhibit looking north at the 1888 Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley and Central States in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Smithsonian coordinated all of t... more

Samuel F. B. Morse's Daguerreotype Equipment

Creator/Photographer: Thomas Smillie.Birth Date: 1843.Death Date: 1917..Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1843, Thomas William Smillie immigrated to the United States with his family when he five years old. After... more

View of adjacent coast of Mull from "An Historical, Archæological and Geological Examination of Fingal's Cave ... Enlarged from the original report made to the Smithsonian Institution, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000014 from "An Historical, Archæological and Geological Examination of Fingal's Cave ... Enlarged from the original report made to the Smithsonian Institution, etc". The tit... more

Drawing and poetry by Vernon Orlando Bailey, 1890-1891

Creator: Vernon Orlando Bailey..Local number: SIA2011-1409..Summary: The poem and the drawings of animal tracks are from a field book kept by Vernon Orlando Bailey during his collecting efforts in Nevada and Ca... more

Smithsonian Institution, Washington

Photograph showing Smithsonian Castle, Washington, D.C.

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Description: Close up of the fountains and sculpture of the 'Court of Honor' at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893. Buildings of the Exposition can be seen in the background. The Smithsonian coordin... more

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Description: At the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. A view of the reflecting pool traversed by several bridges and several Exposition buildings. The large dome of one of the buildings is visible i... more

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Description: At the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, visitors ride in a gondola in the 'Court of Honor.' The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a display on it... more

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Description: At the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, a view of some of the fair buildings around the reflecting pool. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits and prepared a di... more

Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

Description: At the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, visitors walk along pathways and bridges between several of the fair buildings. The Smithsonian coordinated all of the U.S. Government exhibits an... more

U.S. Smithsonian Institute grounds--big tree

Part of a large redwood made into a house(?).

Trans-Mississippi Expo, Grand Court, Omaha

Description: At the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska a view of the Grand Court with a collection of large, white fair buildings arranged around a large reflecting pool. The Smiths... more

U.S. Smithsonian Institute - interior view

Dinosaur skeleton and stuffed animals.

Skeleton Room, National Museum, Washington, D.C.

Exhibition display of animal skeletons in glass cases and hanging from ceiling.

[59] Wind gauge and unidentified field equipment on hillside, circa 1878-1936

Creator: Bohumil Shimek..Local number: SIA2012-3232..Summary: Photographs document Bohumil Shimek's geological and botanical field work, 1878-1936...Dates: circa 1878-1936..Collection: RU 007082, Bohumil Shimek... more

[Exhibit of early aircraft, probably at Smithsonian Institution]

Airplanes are seen indoors, in hangar-like structure.

Minna P. Gill

Description: During the 1910s, as a young woman, Washington, D.C., native Minna P. Gill was active in the women's suffrage movement and participated in many demonstrations for women's rights. After earning her... more