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National Postal Museum: Guided Student Tours

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Publisher:
National Postal Museum
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Date created:
2013-01-01 00:00:00
Description:
Guided tours of the National Postal Museum in Washington D.C. Learn the history of transportation, discover postal system jobs, and create a stamp collection. Student activities provide connections to curriculum standards for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Use Rights Links:
http://www.si.edu/termsofuse/
Educational Use:
Field Trip
Learning Resource Type:
Field Trip
Educational Role:
teacher
Time required:
20 min
Interactivity Type:
Expositive
Accessibility Feature:
structuralNavigation
Accessibility Hazard:
noFlashingHazard, noMotionSimulationHazard, noSoundHazard
Accessibility Control:
fullMouseControl
Topic:
American History
Mail philately Tours
Post Office Jobs
Classification
Sellers and Buyers
Community Services
Transportation
Typical age range 2-5
Typical age range 5-8
Data source:
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Structure and classification of zoophytes / by James D. Dana ..., geologist of the United States Exploring Expedition ; during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

Zoophytes
view Structure and classification of zoophytes / by James D. Dana ..., geologist of the United States Exploring Expedition ; during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 digital asset number 1
Author:
Dana, James Dwight 1813-1895
Inscriber:
Dana, James Dwight 1813-1895
Former owner:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887 DSI
Author:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
Physical description:
[5], 8-132 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1846
Notes:
Also issued as the introductory chapters of: Zoophytes / by James D. Dana. Philadelphia : C. Sherman, 1846-1849.
Describes species collected by the United States Exploring Expedition, during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842.
Half-title.
"C. Sherman, printers ..."--Verso of title page.
Contents:
Contains letter from author to Sir R. Owen
Topic:
Ctenophora
Ctenophora--Classification
Cnidaria
Cnidaria--Classification
Call number:
QL379 .D36 1846 quarto
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Histoire naturelle, générale et particuliere des mollusques : animaux sans vertèbres et a sang blanc ouvrage faisant suite aux Œuvres de Leclerc de Buffon, et partie du cours complet d'Histoire naturelle rédigé par C.S. Sonnini ... / par Denys-Montfort

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Author:
Denys de Montfort, Pierre approximately 1768-
Roissy, Félix de 1771-1843
Sonnini, C. S (Charles Sigisbert) 1751-1812
Author:
Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc comte de 1707-1788 Histoire naturelle
Illustrator:
Sève, Jacques Eustache de
Publisher:
Dufart, François 1748-
Former owner:
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman) 1887-1984 DSI
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927 DSI
Donor:
Roper, Clyde F. E. 1937- DSI
Physical description:
6 volumes, 72 leaves of plates : illustrations (etchings) ; 22 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Classification
Date:
1802
1805
Notes:
Published as a continuation of Buffon's Histoire naturelle.
Tomes 1-4 inclusive, dated "An X", were written by de Montfort; tomes 5-6, dated "An XIII", were written by Felix de Roissy.
In the French Republican calendar, "An X" extended from Sept. 23, 1801 to Sept. 23, 1802; "An XIII" extended from Sept. 23, 1804 to Sept. 23, 1805. The exact months in which this publication began and ended are unknown.
Half-titles.
Publisher's device on title pages.
Illustrations drawn by Denys de Montfort and by De Seve; etchers include Hubert, Duhamel, and Berthault, among others.
Publisher's advertisements on versos of half-title pages.
Catalogue of the books, manuscripts, maps and drawings in the British Museum (Natural History), vol. 3, page 1340
Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, 1081
Topic:
Mollusks
Call number:
QL403 .D417 1802
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Flora of south-eastern Queensland / T.D. Stanley and E.M. Ross ; contributions by L. Pedley, R.J.F. Henderson, S.T. Reynolds ; illustrations by M.A. Saul, G. Rankin

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Author:
Stanley, T. D (Trevor D.)
Ross, E. M (Estelle M.)
Physical description:
v. <1 > : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Identification
Place:
Australia
Queensland
Date:
1983
C1983-
Notes:
Includes indexes.
Topic:
Botany--Classification
Plants
Call number:
QK453.S73 1983X
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Genera insectorum / publiés par P. Wytsman

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Author:
Wytsman, Philogéne 1866-1925
Physical description:
v. ill. 33 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1902
1902-1970
Topic:
Entomology--Classification
Call number:
QL468 .G326
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Crustacea. (Rakoobraznye) Translated from Russian

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Author:
Zoologicheskiĭ institut (Akademiia nauk SSSR)
Smirnov, N. N
Physical description:
v. in . illus. 24 cm
Type:
Classification
Classification.
Place:
Soviet Union
Date:
1974
Notes:
At head of title: Fauna of the U.S.S.R. (Fauna SSSR)
Contents:
v.1, no.1. v.1, no.2. Chydoridae, by N.N. Smirnov
Topic:
Crustacea
Cladocera
Chydoridae
Call number:
QL441.5.R9 S64 E1974
QL441.5.R9 S64 E1974
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Die Fische des Rothen Meeres; eine kirtische Revision mit Bestimmungstabellen. Pt. 1. Acanthopteri veri Owen

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Author:
Klunzinger, Karl Benjamin 1834-1914
Physical description:
133 p. 13 plates. 37 cm
Type:
Classification
Place:
Red Sea
Date:
1884
Topic:
Fishes
Call number:
QL622.34 .K58 1884
QL622.34.K58 1884
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Lindenia : iconographie des Orchidées / directeur, J. Linden ; rédacteurs en chef, Lucien Linden & Emile Rodigas

Iconographie des Orchidées
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Author:
Linden, Jean Jules 1817-1898
Linden, Lucien 1854-
Rodigas, Emile 1831-1902
Cogniaux, Alfred 1841-1916
Rolfe, R. A
Ill:
Bruyne, C. de
Bungeroth, E.
Goossens, Alphonse
Panneel, E.
Pannemaeker, P. de
Tollenaere, P. de
Putzys, G.
Triest, C.
Lithographer:
Severeyns, G.
Leeuw, S. de
Printer:
Vanderhaeghen, Eug.
Donor:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930 DSI
Former owner:
Pitcher, Helen K. DSI
Physical description:
17 v. in 18, DCCCXIV [i.e. 813] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 36 cm
Type:
Identification
Classification
Nomenclature
Nomenclature (Popular)
Pictorial works
Date:
1885
1906
1885-1906
Notes:
Issued in parts (sometimes considered a periodical publication): 4 plates per livraison; 12 livraisons per volume. Some of the later livraisons came out in sets of 2. The last installment was published Dec. 1906, containing livraisons 9-12 of v. 17.
Imprint varies.
"A partir du vol. 3, l'imprimeur ets Eug. Vander Haeghen"--Record in the online library catalog of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France).
Vol. 12 (1896) edited by A. Cogniaux; R.A. Rolfe was a contributing editor to some of the later volumes.
English translation: 13 v. (Feb. 1891-July 1898), of 24 plates each, limited to the plates of the 2nd half of v. 6 of the original ed., and v. 7-12, numbered CCLXV-DCXXIV.
Illustrators include: C. de Bruyne, E. Bungeroth, A. Goossens, E. Panneel, P. de Pannemaeker, P. de Tollenaere, G. Putzys, C. Triest and others; lithographers include: G. Severeyns, P. de Pannemaeker, S. De Leeuw, and others.
Text printed in red and black.
The plates are numbered I-DCCXCIV, DCCXCVI-DCCCXIV.
Plate DXXV is the only uncolored plate.
Plates CXXIX and CXXXII have corrected caption labels.
Plates accompanied by blank tissue guard-sheets.
Nissen, C. Botanische Buchillustration (2. Aufl.), 2348
Stafleu & Cowan. Taxonomic lit., 4628
Topic:
Orchids
Call number:
QK495.O64 L56 1885
QK495.O64 L56 1885
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Les mollusques : avec un atlas / par M. G.P. Deshayes

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Author:
Deshayes, G. P (Gérard Paul) 1795-1875
Cuvier, Georges baron 1769-1832
Former owner:
Prashad, Baini 1894- DSI
Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman) 1887-1984 DSI
Donor:
Roper, Clyde F. E. 1937- ,- DSI
Physical description:
2 v., [152] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. (139 col.), port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Classification
Pictorial works
Date:
1836
1845
[1836-1845]
Notes:
Préface de la première édition and avertissement sur la seconde édition, p. [v]-xxxvj, by Cuvier.
Disciples edition; publisher from set t.p.
Added ill. general t.p. with vignette (medallion of Cuvier).
"Imprimé chez Paul Renouard."
Each plate accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress.
Collation: text: xxxvj, 266, [2] p.; atlas: [306] p., [152] leaves of plates.
Plates numbered 1, 1a-1f, 2-30, 30 bis, 31-48, 48 bis, 49-61, 61 bis, 62-69, 69 bis, 70-83, 83 bis, 84-90, 90 bis, 91-111, 111 bis, 112-139.
Errata: p. [267].
Topic:
Mollusks
Call number:
QL404 .D45 1836
QL404.D45 1836
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Aid to the identification of insects / edited by Charles Owen Waterhouse

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Author:
Waterhouse, Charles Owen 1843-1917
Physical description:
2 v. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Classification
Date:
1880
1890
1880-90
Topic:
Insects
Call number:
QL463 .W3
QL463.W3
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Handbook of systematic malacology / by Johannes Thiele ; scientific editors of translation, Rüdiger Bieler and Paula M. Mikkelsen ; translator, J.S. Bhatti

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Author:
Thiele, Johannes 1860-1935
Bieler, Rüdiger
Mikkelsen, Paula M
Physical description:
v. <1-4 > : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1992
1992-
Notes:
Translation of: Handbuch der systematischen Weichtierkunde.
Vols. 3 & 4 are bound together by publisher.
Contents:
pt. 1. Loricata; Gastropoda: Prosobranchia -- pt. 2. Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia and Pulmonata -- pt. 3. Scaphopoda / Bivalvia / Cehalopoda -- pt. 4. Comparative Morphology / Phylogeny / Geographical Distribution
Topic:
Mollusks--Classification
Call number:
QL406.T4613 1992X
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Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae / von Hans Gebien

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Author:
Gebien, Hans
Physical description:
p. 213-500, plates 9-11 : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1920
Notes:
Includes index.
Topic:
Tenebrionidae
Beetles--Classification
Call number:
QL596.T2 G4
QL596.T2G4
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Archiv der Insectengeschichte / herausgegeben von Johan Caspar Füssly

Insectengeschichte
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Author:
Fuessli, Johann Caspar 1743-1786
Ill:
Bertram, A. W.
Herbst, Johann Friedrich Wilhelm 1743-1807
Köchlin, J.
Schäffer, Jacob Christian 1718-1790
Schellenberg, Johann Rudolf 1740-1806
Schrank, D. T.
Sotzmann, D. F.,
Former owner:
Schaus, William 1859-1942 DSI
Jekel, Henri 1816-1891 DSI
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings), 54 [i.e. 51] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Classification
Date:
1781
1786
1781-1786
Notes:
Caption title.
Originally planned to be complete in 10 Hefte, but only 8 Hefte were issued.
Artists featured include A.W. Bertram; J.F.W. Herbst; J. Köchlin; J. Schaffer; J.R. Schellenberg (who also did the engravings); D.T. Schrank; and D.F. Sotzmann.
The adjusted plate count includes plates 19a, 19b, 28a; plates 31-42 were never issued.
Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, I, 1455
BM (Nat. His.), v. 1, p. 56
Topic:
Insects
Call number:
QL463 .F8
QL468 .F84 1781
QL463.F8
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Guide to the exhibition of amphibians and reptiles, Cincinnati Society of Natural History / compiled by the Junior Society of Natural Sciences

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Author:
Cincinnati Society of Natural History
Junior Society of Natural Sciences (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Subject:
Cincinnati Society of Natural History Catalogs and collections
Physical description:
[40] p. : ill. ; 16 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1923
Notes:
Cover title.
Topic:
Reptiles--Classification
Amphibians--Classification
Call number:
QL645.2 .C57 1923
QL645.2.C57 1923
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Monographia generis Midarum / a C.R.G. Wiedemann ; cum tabulis III. pictis ; (Academiae trad. d. VI. Iul. a. MDCCCXXIX)

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Author:
Wiedemann, Christian Rudolph Wilhelm 1770-1840
Engraver:
Sturm, Jakob 1771-1848
Former owner:
Aldrich, John Merton 1866-1934 DSI
Melander, A. L (Axel Leonard) b. 1878 DSI
Physical description:
p. 19-56, [3] leaves of plates : ill. (etchings) ; 28 cm
Type:
Classification
Date:
1831
1831]
Notes:
From Nova acta Acad. Nat. Curios, t. 15, pars 2, 1831.
Plates, numbered II-IV, are hand-colored; signed Weber del, I. Sturm sc.
Topic:
Insects
Call number:
QL468 .W54 1831
QL468.W54 1831
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Classification of birds; an attempt to diagnose the subclasses, orders, suborders, and some of the families of existing birds

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Author:
Seebohm, Henry 1832-1895
Physical description:
xi, 53 p. tables. 25 cm
Type:
Classification
Date:
1890
Topic:
Birds
Call number:
QL677 .S45
QL677.S45
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Structure and classification of zoophytes / by James D. Dana ..., geologist of the United States Exploring Expedition ; during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

Zoophytes
view Structure and classification of zoophytes / by James D. Dana ..., geologist of the United States Exploring Expedition ; during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 digital asset number 1
Author:
Dana, James Dwight 1813-1895
Author:
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
Physical description:
[5], 8-132 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1846
Notes:
Also issued as the introductory chapters of: Zoophytes / by James D. Dana. Philadelphia : C. Sherman, 1846-1849.
Describes species collected by the United States Exploring Expedition, during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842.
Topic:
Ctenophora
Ctenophora--Classification
Cnidaria
Cnidaria--Classification
Call number:
QL379 .D16
QL379.D16
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Etymologische Untersuchungen ueber die Gattungsnamen der Schmetterlinge / W. Sodoffsky

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Author:
Sodoffsky, W
Physical description:
24 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1837
Notes:
Caption title.
Topic:
Butterflies--Nomenclature
Butterflies--Classification
Call number:
QL545 .S67
QL545.S67
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Nomina systematica generum piscium, tam viventium quam fossilium : secundum ordinem alphabeticum disposita, adjectis auctoribus, libris in quibus reperiuntur, anno editionis, etymologia et familiis ad quas pertinent

view Nomina systematica generum piscium, tam viventium quam fossilium : secundum ordinem alphabeticum disposita, adjectis auctoribus, libris in quibus reperiuntur, anno editionis, etymologia et familiis ad quas pertinent digital asset number 1
Author:
Agassiz, Louis 1807-1873
Physical description:
vi, 69, 5 p. ; 31 cm
Type:
Nomenclature
Classification
Date:
1842
1846
Between 1842-1846]
Topic:
Fishes
Call number:
QL618 .A26
QL618.A26
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Histoire naturelle des lépidoptères d'Europe / par H. Lucas ; ouvrage orné de près de 400 figures peintes d'après nature, par A. Noel, et gravées sur acier

Papillons d'Europe DSI
view Histoire naturelle des lépidoptères d'Europe / par H. Lucas ; ouvrage orné de près de 400 figures peintes d'après nature, par A. Noel, et gravées sur acier digital asset number 1
Author:
Lucas, Pierre Hippolyte 1815?-1899
Ill:
Noël, Alexis Nicolas 1792-1848
Engraver:
Pauquet
Former owner:
Schaus, William 1859-1942 DSI
Physical description:
[4], 216 p., 79 [i.e. 81] leaves of plates : ill. (steel engravings) ; 25 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Classification
Place:
Europe
Date:
1834
Notes:
Plates have added illustrated t.p.
Plates are hand-colored.
"Imprimerie de Bacquenois"--Verso of t.p.
Topic:
Lepidoptera
Butterflies
Call number:
QL555.A1 L93 1834
QL555.A1L93 1834
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