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United States Fish Commission Records, 1871-1892

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Collector.:
United States Fish Commission
Collector:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
4.66 cu. ft. : 17 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Type:
Cyanotypes
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Photoengravings
Date:
1871
1871-1892
1870-1910
Notes:
The United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries was established in 1871 as the result of a dispute between commercial fishermen in New England over methods of catching fish. Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, was appointed its first head and initiated scientific research in marine biology. In 1903 the independent Commission became part of the Department of Commerce and Labor, and in 1939, the Department of Interior.
Summary:
Illustrations of fish, fishermen, fishing gear, nets, traps, seines, fishing vessels and fish processing equipment. Includes drawings, photoengravings, photographs, cyanotypes, and blueprints(?); also a bound, handwritten journal of the Commission (1871-1892).
Cite as:
United States Fish Commission Records, 1871-1892, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Fishing
Fishes
Fish and fisheries
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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