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George Brown Goode

Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
United States National Museum
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
Physical description:
4 x 3.25;
Type:
Lantern slides
Date:
1880
1880s
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-2805]
Notes:
See also number 11776
See also Record Unit 95, Box 9, Folder 28B.
Summary:
George Brown Goode (1851-1896), Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution from 1887 to 1896.
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 12-492 - United States National Museum. Division of Graphic Arts. Section of Photography, Photographic Collection, 1933, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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George Brown Goode

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
c. 1870
Topic:
Museum techniques
Wesleyan University
Management--Museums
Museum curators
Museum directors
Museums--Employees
Standard number:
11421 or 37872-A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
George Brown Goode (1851-1896) as a student at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, c. 1870. From 1887 to 1896, Goode served as Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum (USNM), Smithsonian Institution. This photograph of Goode shows him looking at the camera which is slightly to his right. Goode was an ichthyologist, or fish specialist by training. Goode joined the staff of the Smithsonian to assist with preparations for exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and eventually became one of the leading figures in American museum theory and practice.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 9, Folder: 28A
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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George Brown Goode

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Bust; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1870s
Topic:
Museum techniques
Management--Museums
Museum curators
Museum directors
Museums--Employees
Busts
Standard number:
37331 or MNH-37331
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
George Brown Goode (1851-1896), Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution from 1887 to 1896. This photograph of Goode is taken from his left and shows him looking to his right. Goode was an ichthyologist, or fish specialist, by training. Goode joined the staff of the Smithsonian to assist with preparations for exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and eventually became one of the leading figures in American museum theory and practice.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 9, Folder: 28A
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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George Brown Goode

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1880s
Topic:
Museum techniques
Management--Museums
Museum curators
Museum directors
Museums--Employees
Ichthyology
Portraits
Standard number:
9508 or MAH-9508
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See also Negative #'s: 06832; 10619; 10663; 10666; 10667; 10739; 21108
Summary:
George Brown Goode (1851-1896), Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution from 1887 to 1896. This photograph of Goode shows him sitting, looking directly at the camera with his left hand in his pocket. Goode was an ichthyologist, or fish specialist by training. Goode joined the staff of the Smithsonian to assist with preparations for exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and eventually became one of the leading figures in American museum theory and practice.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 9, Folder: 28B
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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George Brown Goode

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1880s
Topic:
Museum techniques
Management--Museums
Museum curators
Museum directors
Museums--Employees
Portraits
Standard number:
10667 or MAH-10667
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
This image appears to be a cropped and air-brushed version of negative #9508.
Summary:
George Brown Goode (1851-1896), Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution from 1887 to 1896. This photograph of Goode shows him looking directly at the camera. Goode was an ichthyologist, or fish specialist by training. Goode joined the staff of the Smithsonian to assist with preparations for exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and eventually became one of the leading figures in American museum theory and practice.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 9, Folder: 28B
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Visitor Tag(s):

George Brown Goode

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Sepia; Size: 5w x 6 1/2h; Type of Image: Bust; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1880s
Topic:
Museum techniques
Management--Museums
Museum curators
Museum directors
Museums--Employees
Ichthyology
Busts
Standard number:
11776 or MAH-11776
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
George Brown Goode (1851-1896), Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution from 1887 to 1896. This bust image of Goode shows him sitting in a chair, turned slightly to the camera, which is to his left. Goode was an ichthyologist, or fish specialist by training. Goode joined the staff of the Smithsonian to assist with preparations for exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and eventually became one of the leading figures in American museum theory and practice.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 9, Folder: 28B
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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George Brown Goode

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Sepia; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1880s
Topic:
Museum techniques
Management--Museums
Museum curators
Museum directors
Museums--Employees
Portraits
Standard number:
2002-12176
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative number is 47868, but that negative has been lost. This appears to be a cropped and air-brushed version of negative #11776.
Summary:
George Brown Goode (1851-1896), Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution from 1887 to 1896. An ichthyologist by training, Goode joined the staff of the Smithsonian to assist with preparations for exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and eventually became one of the leading figures in American museum theory and practice.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 9, Folder: 28B
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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George Brown Goode

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Bust; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1880s
Topic:
Museum techniques
Sons of the American Revolution, District of Columbia Society
Historians
History--United States
Management--Museums
Museum curators
Museum directors
Museums--Employees
Busts
Standard number:
SA-609
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
George Brown Goode (1851-1896), Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution from 1887 to 1896. This photograph of Goode is taken from directly in front and shows him looking slightly to his right. Goode's signature is below his image. Text below indicates that Goode was "President of the District of Columbia Society, Sons of the American Revolution. Born, February 13, 1851; Died, September 6, 1896." Goode was an ichthyologist, or fish specialist, by training. Goode joined the staff of the Smithsonian to assist with preparations for exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and eventually became one of the leading figures in American museum theory and practice. He also was very active in the field of American history.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 9, Folder 28
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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George Brown Goode

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Bust; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1880
Topic:
Museum techniques
Management--Museums
Museum curators
Museum directors
Museums--Employees
Busts
Standard number:
SA-610
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
George Brown Goode (1851-1896), Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution from 1887 to 1896. This photograph of Goode is taken from directly in front and shows him looking slightly to his right. Goode's signature is below his image. Goode was an ichthyologist, or fish specialist, by training. Goode joined the staff of the Smithsonian to assist with preparations for exhibits at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia and eventually became one of the leading figures in American museum theory and practice.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 9, Folder 28
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Portrait (Front) of George Brown Goode, undated

Depicted:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Physical description:
1 photoprint 004 in x 006 in mounted on 007 in x 008 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local number:
NAA INV 02858500
Cite as:
NAA INV 02858500, Photo Lot 33, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Portraits of anthropologists 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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George Brown Goode's Office in A&I Building, 1896

Author:
Unknown (Thomas W. Smillie?)
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Arts and Industries Building Northest Pavilion
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1896
Topic:
Offices
Interiors
Museum buildings
Chairs
Standard number:
9443 or MAH-9443
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Note on back of photo SA 611, part of this same series, indicates the dating of the photo. Original 8x10 card-mounted in Box.
Summary:
George Brown Goode's office in the Northwest Pavilion of the National Museum Building, shortly after his death. The photo shows his desk piled high with materials, overflowing bookshelves, an unusual chair with antler back and arm rails, taxidermy specimens, a basket under the desk, and a bust. Photo was taken in September of 1896.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 18A
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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George Brown Goode Collection, circa 1814-1897 and undated, with related materials to 1925

Creator:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Agassiz, Louis 1807-1873
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
Judd Museum of Natural History
United States Fish Commission
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)
United States National Museum Assistant Director
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
London International Fisheries Exposition (1883)
Physical description:
15.43 cu. ft. (30 document boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Signatures (names)
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Date:
1814
1814-1925
circa 1814-1897 and undated, with related materials to 1925
Topic:
Ichthyology
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU007050
Notes:
George Brown Goode (1851-1896), ichthyologist and museum administrator, received his B.S. degree from Wesleyan University in 1870. After a year of postgraduate study with Louis Agassiz at Harvard University, Goode returned to Wesleyan to direct the Judd Museum of Natural History. In 1872, Goode met Spencer F. Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and United States Fish Commissioner. He quickly became Baird's chief pupil and assistant. In 1873, Goode was appointed Assistant Curator in the United States National Museum (USNM), a position he retained until 1877 when his title was changed to Curator. In 1881, when the new USNM building was completed, Goode was promoted to Assistant Director. On January 12, 1887, Goode was appointed Assistant Secretary in charge of the USNM, and he remained the chief administrative officer of the museum until his death.
Goode's primary scientific interest was ichthyology, and he published both specialized and popular works on fish and fisheries. In addition to his duties at the USNM, Goode also served in various capacities for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries. After Baird's death in 1887, Goode assumed the position of Fish Commissioner until January 1888.
Goode was regarded as the premier American museum administrator of his era. In 1881, he issued Circular No. 1 of the National Museum which set forth a comprehensive scheme of organization for the museum. Goode was involved in designing and installing Smithsonian and Fish Commission exhibits at many of the international expositions held during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Goode was also a historian, bibliographer, and genealogist, and he published several papers on the history of American science.
Summary:
This collection provides partial documentation of Goode's professional career and personal life. The collection is strongest in documenting his research on fish and fisheries. Included is a large collection of autograph letters and signatures of scientists, government officials, diplomats, artists, literary figures, and socialites; incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting professional activities and research interests; correspondence, notes, manuscripts, and related records documenting his work on fish and fisheries; collected materials from the London International Fisheries Exposition of 1883; manuscripts and research materials from an unpublished ichthyological bibliography; an unpublished manuscript on the history of American science; scrapbooks and notebooks maintained during his childhood, college days, and early career; biographical materials on Goode; and various manuscripts, notes, photographs and drawings.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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George Brown Goode, Samuel D. Langley, and Otis T. Mason with Two Moai (Lava Stone Effigy Figures) Inside Museum Building n.d

Creator:
Smillie, T. W (Thomas William) 1843-1917
Subject:
NMNH
Physical description:
1 photoprint 007 in x 009 in mounted on 007 in x 009 in
Culture:
Easter Islanders
Type:
Photographs
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 04960200
OPPS NEG 80-19648
Cite as:
DOE Oceania: Easter Island: Objects 04960200, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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Records, circa 1921-1989

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) National Numismatic Collection
Subject:
Belote, Theodore T
Gillilland, Cora Lee C
Mosher, Stuart M
Clain-Stefanelli, Elvira E (Elvira Eliza)
Clain-Stefanelli, Vladimir
Smithson, James 1765-1829
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Clark, A. Howard
George Bunker Glover Bequest of Far Eastern Coins
Josiah K. Lilly, Jr. Collection
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Hall of Monetary History and Medallic Art
United States Mint
American Numismatic Association
Willis H. Dupont Collection
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Hall of Numismatics
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Numismatics
United States Dept. of the Treasury
American Bankers Association
Fédération internationale de la médaille
United States National Museum
National Institute
United States National Museum Section of Historical Relics
United States National Museum Section of Historical Collections
United States National Museum Dept. of Arts and Industries
United States National Museum Division of History and Biography
United States National Museum Dept. of Anthropology
United States National Museum Division of History
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Dept. of Civil History
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Dept. of Applied Arts
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Dept. of National History
History of Machines and Banking (exhibition)
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Physical description:
26.58 cu. ft. (26 record storage boxes) (1 tall document box)
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Floor plans
Date:
1921
1921-1985
circa 1921-1989
Topic:
Numismatics
Numismatic museums
Local number:
SIA RU000359
Notes:
The origins of the National Numismatic Collection date back to the early years of the Smithsonian Institution. When James Smithson died, among his personal effects were several coins and medals, including one with his likeness.
In 1862, the National Institute began sending its numismatic collection to the Institution. The Smithsonian also acquired numismatic objects from the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. George Brown Goode, Assistant Secretary in charge of United States National Museum (USNM) and an avid collector of coins and medals, promoted the early growth of numismatic holdings at the Smithsonian. In 1881, he organized the numismatic objects as a Section in the Department of Arts and Industries, Division of Anthropology. By 1886 the Section had been eliminated and its objects assigned to the custody of A. Howard Clark, Curator of the Section of Historical Relics. They then fell under its successors: the Section of Historical Collections, Department of Arts and Industries, 1889-1897, the Division of History and Biography, Department of Anthropology, 1897-1904, and the Division of History, 1904-1948. Between 1897 and 1947, numerous collections were received, such as the George Bunker Glover bequest of Far Eastern coins and the United States Mint Collection.
In 1947, the Section of Numismatics was created in the Division of History, and the next year, the Section was given divisional status in the new Department of History. That same year Stuart M. Mosher succeeded the retiring Curator in charge, Theodore T. Belote, as Associate Curator of the Division of Numismatics, a position he held until his death in 1956. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli became Curator at that time, and, shortly after his appointment, Elvira Eliza Clain-Stefanelli, joined the Division as Assistant Curator.
As a result of museum reorganizations, the Division of Numismatics was affiliated with the Departments of Civil History, 1957-1968, Applied Arts, 1969-1977, and National History, 1978-1979. In 1980, the Division was organized as the National Numismatic Collection in the National Museum of American History (NMAH), reporting to the Director. In 1981, the Clain-Stefanellis were made Historians of the National Numismatic Collection, followed by the 1984 appointment of Coralee C. Gillilland as Curator. Important acquisitions included the Willis H. DuPont Collection of Russian coins and the Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Collection of gold coins ranging from ancient to modern times.
The National Numismatic Collection researches the history of numismatics worldwide, beginning with the earliest types of money, with the primary goal of presenting social, economic, and political history through money; the organization of monetary systems; the effect of money on events in history; and the value of the figurative language of coins and paper currency as witness to the art and culture of a society. The National Numismatic Collection primarily collects ancient and contemporary coinage, paper currency, medals and decorations, financial documents, minting equipment, and tokens.
Curators and staff included Theodore T. Belote, Curator in charge of numismatic collections, 1919-1948; Stuart M. Mosher, Associate Curator of Numismatics, 1948-1956; Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli, Curator of the Division of Numismatics, 1956-1979, Curator, 1980, and Historian, 1981-1982, of the National Numismatic Collection; Elvira Eliza Clain-Stefanelli, Assistant Curator, 1957-1961, Associate Curator, 1961-1968, Curator, 1969-1979, of Numismatics, and Curator, 1980, and Historian, 1981-1985, of the National Numismatic Collection; and Coralee C. Gillilland, Curator of the National Numismatic Collection, 1984- .
Summary:
This record unit consists of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to publications, exhibitions, acquisitions, numismatic conferences in foreign countries, and materials on loan; annual reports of the Division of Numismatics; budgetary files; American Numismatic Association convention information; exhibition scripts for the Hall of Monetary History and Medallic Art; policies regarding United States Treasury Department coinage laws, purchases, and transfers; blueprints and floor plans for the Hall of Numismatics; staff publications; correspondence with coin dealers, the American Bankers Association, and the Federation Internationale de la Medaille; and reports on counterfeit money.
The records also include photographs of numismatic exhibits at USNM, the exhibition History of Machines and Banking, coinage and early minting machines, and various United States mints; the Clain-Stefanellis' research notes, manuscripts, and published articles; historical information on United States mints; copies of congressional numismatic joint resolutions, acts, and bills; domestic coin exchange charts; information on the Willis H. DuPont Collection and the Josiah K. Lilly, Jr., Collection; exhibition brochures; historical information on the National Institute; and staff publications.
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Correspondence and Memoranda 1941-1984 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) National Numismatic Collection]
Research Records 1925-1968 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) National Numismatic Collection]
Exhibition Records 1951-1980 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) National Numismatic Collection]
Divisional Records 1956-1983 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) National Numismatic Collection]
Curatorial Records 1906-1999 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) National Numismatic Collection]
Publication Records 1965-1989 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) National Numismatic Collection]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Miscellaneous negatives

Photographer:
Brady, Mathew B
O'Sullivan, Timothy H 1840-1882
Bell, William 1830-1910
Pywell, William R
Mindeleff, Victor 1860-1948
Schadenburg, Alexander
Sloan, Thomas L Mrs
Moorhouse, Lee 1850-1926
Mooney, James 1861-1921
Barrett, Otis Warren
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
Dinwiddie, William
Hillers, John K. 1843-1925
Gill, De Lancey W
Cook, C.C
Sawyer, Wells 1863-1960
Kroehle, J. Charles 1876-1902
Russell, Andrew J
Kopta, Emry
Moore, Riley D
Gilbert, Grove Karl 1843-1918
McGee, W. J. 1853-1912
Creator:
Hewett, Edgar Lee
Elio, John Bible
Sherman, Penoyer Levi
Myer, William Edward
Moore, Clarence B (Clarence Bloomfield) 1852-1936
Bushnell, David Ives Jr 1875-1941
Walter, Hough
Hrdlička, Aleš 1869-1943
Willis, Bailey 1857-1949
United States Geographical Explorations and Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian
Yellowstone Expedition of 1873
Kuhn Photo of Atlanta
Illustrator:
Eastman, Seth
Artist:
Heitmuller, Wilhelm
Collector:
Bache, René 1861-1933
Herndon, William Lewis
Gibbon, Lardner
Donor:
Bolles, T. Dix
Photographers:
Skeen and Company
Subject:
Kissell, Mary Lois
McDonnell
Prince, L. Bradford
Goode, George Brown family
Antonio Apache
United States Fish Commission
Jamestown (Virginia) Tercentenary Exposition (1907)
Depicted:
Parker, Quanah 1845?-1911
Smith, John
Physical description:
ca. 2700 negatives
Culture:
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America
Philippines
Flathead
American Indians weaving
Kiowa Indians
Dakota Indians
Chippewa
Omaha Indians
Eskimos
Eskimo carving
American Indians fire signals
Amazonia
Hopi
Egypt art and architecture
Greece art and architecture
Rome art and architecture
Renaissance art and architecture
Iroquois village
Dioramas
Finnish spindle
Osage Indians
Fox Indians
Comanche Indians
Walla Walla Indians
Nez Percé Indians
American Indians
Pawnee Indians
Sauk Indians
Samoan
African Americans
Samoans
Arctic peoples
Indians of North America Subarctic
Indians of North America Northeast
Ojibwa Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Indians of North America Plateau
Salish Indians
Type:
Petroglyphs
Photographs
Place:
Oceania
Morgantown (W. Va.)
Southwest
Topic:
Weaving--American Indian
Mummies--fake
Baskets
Civil War
Tattoos
Cicatrization
Spindle--Finnish
Pottery
Archeology--frauds
Summary:
The lot was received in 1973 from a storage area of the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History. To a great extent, it consists of materials that belonged to the Department of Anthropology. Included are collodion and gelative glass negatives, nitrate negatives, and miscellaneous other materials.
The lot has been tentatively divided into groups of related images as follows: (1) two plates (four pictures each) of Mathew B. Brady carte-de-visite portraits of Cheyenne Indians of the Southern Plains delegation of 1863 and one similar plate yet unidentified; (2) 29 stereographic glass negatives of American Indians and other western subjects by Timothy O'Sullivan and William Bell on the United States Geographical Explorations and Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian (Wheeler Survey) and William R. Pywell on the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873 (copy prints are among the images of manuscript 4498); (3) ca. 69 negatives by Victor Mindeleff that show ruins in the Southwest, views of Fort Defiance, staff at Fort Defiance, camps, and other scenes (prints of many of these appear in the albums described as manuscript 4362); (4) ca. 145 negatives made in the Philippines by Alexander Schadenburg during the 1880s and 1890s (USNM Acc. 41,586, cat. 221,201 to 221,345); (5) ca. 60 negatives of Indians made by Mrs. Thomas L. Sloan, the wife of an Omaha Indian lawyer; (6) ca. 20 negatives of Indians by Lee Moorehouse that include Nez Perce, Flathead, and Walla Walla subjects and also show burials on Memaloose Island; (7) ca. 40 negatives of American Indian waving relating to the studies of Mary Lois Kissell; (8) ca. 78 field negatives of Kiowa Indians by James Mooney; (9) ca. 22 field negatives of Dakota Indians by James Mooney;
(10) ca. 100 negatives relating to field work of Edgard Lee Hewett, around 1896-1906? (includes petroglyphs); (11) 11 negatives made by O.W. Barrett in South Africa and Kenya (prints included in the Division of Ethnology); (12) 35 negatives of NAA manuscript 1752, Delaware hymns; (13) 7 unidentified albumen prints by Skeen and Company mounted on glass; (14) 7 negatives (one of Quanah Parker and one of two of his wives) purchased from a man named McDonnell; (14) ca. 200 negatives by William Henry Holmes, some of which relate to his work in Mexico and others that relat to his personal life and include portraits of himself; (15) ca. 17 negatives by William Henry Holmes that include a lily pond formerly at the foot of 17th Street N.W., in Washington, D.C.; a Fish Commission boat at Avoca, N.C.; and miscellaneous other, rather artistic, views;
(16) ca. 270 negatives in a number of small lots that depict unidentified archeological specimens and a few field views, most of them made for William Henry Holmes; (17) ca. 150 negatives of the John Eliot Bible and other early religious writings in American Indian lanaguages; (18) 3 negatives of Philippine natives taken for physical anthropological purposes by Penoyer Levi Sherman, Jr. (related to photographic lot 106A); (19) 14 negatives of fake stone artifacts collected by L. Bradford Prince; (20) 20 negatives of artwork depicting American Indians, some being Seth Eastman's illustrations for Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the History, Conditions, and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States; (21) ca. 140 portraits in several groups made by Bureau of American Ethnology photographs De Lancey W. Gill, William Dinwiddie, and, perhaps, John K. Hillers, many unidentified but some tentatively identified as Chippewa, Dakota, Sauk and Fox, Pawnee, Omaha, and Osage; (22) 5 electrotype plates for a manuscript by William E. Myer entitlted "Stone Age Man"; (23) 5 negatives of paintings of nonanthropological subjects by Wilhelm Heitmuller; (24) eleven negatives of Eskimo carvings that belonged to Rene Bache; (25) 117 negatives of pottery and baskets that appeared in an unidentified publication by Clarence B. Moore;
(26) 28 negatives tentatively identified as the personal property of De Lancey W. Gill, including copies of C.C. Cook photographs of race horses; (27) 2 negatives of a fake giant mummy (copy of images by Kuhn's Photo of Atlanta) and fake artifacts; (28) ca. 120 photographs by David Ives Bushnell, Jr., of miscellaneous artifacts, views and items relating to Virginia archeology, and portraits and scenic views; (29) 42 unidentified negatives that were personal property of Wells Moses Sawyer; (30) 2 copy negatives of Charles Kroehle photographs of Orejon and Indians of Chonta Island, Peru; (31) 34 negatives (very poorly made) identified as "Antonio Apache": (32) 39 photographic portraits copied by the Bureau of American Ethnology from the Department of Anthropology photographic collections (originals now in the National Anthropological Archives); (33) 15 negatives of lamps and three illustration of American Indian fire signals that belonged to Walter Hough; (34) 17 negatives of street scenes in Madrid, Spain, made by Walter Hough in 1892; (35) 17 slides of specimens collected in the Amazon River region by William Lewis Herndon and Lardner Gibbon; (36) 9 glass positives of Civil War views (some similar to views made by A.J. Russell); (37) 9 negatives, 8 prints, and 5 stereographs of views of the Smithsonian's John Smith exhibition at the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition, 1907;
(38) 43 negatives made by Walter Hough in the American Soputhwest and Mexico (some are images of Hopi Indains, most only partially identified); (39) 11 negatives showing body decoration, including tattooing and cicatrization (mostly Oceania); (40) 15 negatives of Hopis made by Emry Kopta in 1920 (and 17 similar negatives that mady be by Kopta); (41) 7 negatives of George Brown Goode's children taken by Walter Hough; (42) 58 copy negatives of photographs of Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Renaissance art and architecture; (43) 10 negatives of Alaska Eskimo subjects, including the interiors of dwellings, made in 1912 (probably by Riley D. Moore); (44) 37 negatives of Southwestern pottery that belonged to Walter Hough (items unidentified); (45) 118 negatives that show archeological and other views made in Argentina in 1910 and physical anthropological specimens in the Museo Nacional in Buenos Aires (related to Ales Hrdlicka and Bailey Willis's investigations of discoveries relating to early man claimed by Florentino and Carlos Ameghino, many of the identification unclear); (46) 154 negatives of miscellaneous archeological, geological, and other views made in Mexico by Grove Karl Gilbert in 1899; (47) ca. 42 negatives made by WJ McGee on an archeological reconnaissance in California in 1898 (mostly unidentified); (48) 1 negative from Samoa that was donated by T. Dix Bolles; (49) 2 negatives of a diorama of an Iroquois village;
(50) 220 personal and other miscellaneous negatives made by or formerly belonging to Walter Hough, including scenes made in Morgantown, West Virginia, and photographs showing scenes in Mexico and the Southwest, and Black peddlers and workmen in Washington, D.C.,; Hough's family and friend; and a Finnish spindle; (51) 10 negatives showing experiments to produce South American-type stone tools (see Ales Hrdlicka, Peculiar Stone industries of the Argentine Coast," in Early Man in South American, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 52, 18912, pp. 99-151. The remaining negatives are unidentified. There are a considerable number of broken negatives in the lot.
Cite as:
Photo lot 78, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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Meeting of Geologists, 1902

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
Kubel, Stephen Joseph
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Rizer, Henry C
Babb, Cyrus C
McGee, W. J. 1853-1912
Gilbert, Grove Karl 1843-1918
Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1902
Topic:
Geologists
Brown, Amos P
Day, David T
Hayes, Charles Willard
Baker, Marcus
Pilling, James
Diller, J. S
Standard number:
75-5228
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
A meeting of geologists who are identified as: on the right, 1st row: John Wesley Powell; Amos P. Brown; Newell; Sawyer; Henry Garnett; Chapman; Cyrus C. Babb; David T. Day; Sutton. 2nd row: Charles Doolittle Walcott; William Henry Holmes; Charles Willard Hayes; T. Gill; Rubit J. Hill; Croffutt. On the left, 1st row: William John McGee; Grove Karl Gilbert; Marcus Baker; James C. Pilling; Stephen Joseph Kubel; Wilson; Parker. 2nd row: Henry C. Rizer; J. S. Diller; George Brown Goode; Turner.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder 12
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Samuel P. Langley with the Easter Island Statues

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Mason, Otis Tufton 1838-1908
United States National Museum
Arts and Industries Building
National Collections
Physical description:
Color: Cyano type; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1888
Topic:
Secretaries
Statues
Anthropology
Easter Island
Exhibitions
Asian Ethnology
Anthropology--Asian
Hall of Pacific and South Asian Ethnology
Pacific and South Asian Ethnology Exhibits
Standard number:
2002-12182
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative number is MNH 5793A, but that negative has been lost. A similar print is Neg. # MNH 4072. According to Ellis Yochelson in the publication 'The National Museum of Natural History' (p.97), Easter Island sculptures were acquired in 1887 and installed the following year.
Summary:
Samuel P. Langley (1834-1906), third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1887-1906), George Brown Goode (left) and Otis T. Mason (right) standing in the U.S. National Museum Building, now known as the Arts and Industries Building (A&I), beside one of the Easter Island statues.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder 8C
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Visitor Tag(s):

Langley with Easter Island Statues

Author:
Unknown (Thomas W. Smillie?)
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Mason, Otis Tufton 1838-1908
United States National Museum
Arts and Industries Building
Physical description:
Color: Cyanotype; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1888
Topic:
Secretaries
Statues
National Collections
Easter Island
Anthropology
Exhibitions
Asian Ethnology
Anthropology--Asian
Hall of Pacific and South Asian Ethnology
Pacific and South Asian Ethnology Exhibits
Standard number:
2002-12173
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative number is MNH 4072, but that negative has been lost. According to Yochelson in 'The National Museum of Natural History' (p.97), Easter Island sculptures were acquired in 1887 and installed in USNM the following year. A similar print is MNH 5793A.
Summary:
Samuel P. Langley (1834-1906), third Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1887-1906) with George Brown Goode (left)and Otis T. Mason (right) stand beside one of the Easter Island statues in the United States National Museum Building, now the Arts and Industries Building,
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 15, Folder 8C
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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National Museum Building Construction Records, 1890-1923

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Subject:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
Ravenel, William de Chastignier 1859-
Natural History Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
6.1 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1890
1890-1923
Topic:
Smithsonian buildings
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RS00312
Category:
Series Level Description
Summary:
Consists of records documenting the construction of the 1911 National Museum Building (now the Natural History Building) from internal planning and contracts to construction details and costs. Most of these materials were created and maintained by Richard Rathbun, Assistant Secretary, 1897-1918; with smaller amounts of records created during the tenures of G. Brown Goode, Assistant Secretary, 1881-1896, including the years 1881-1887 when he served as Assistant Director of the Museum without the title of Assistant Secretary; and William de Chastignier Ravenel, Assistant Secretary, 1918-1925.
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National Museum Building Construction Records 1890-1923 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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National Museum Building Construction Records, 1890, 1901-1916, 1923

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum
Subject:
Graham, Frank F
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
Green, Bernard R (Bernard Richardson) 1843-1914
Ravenel, William de Chastignier 1859-
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Natural History Building (Washington, D.C.)
Thompson-Starrett Co
Library of Congress Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds
United States National Museum Office of the Director
Physical description:
6.1 cu. ft. (11 document boxes) (4 3x5 boxes)
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
1890
1890-1923
1890, 1901-1916, 1923
Topic:
Actions and defenses
Smithsonian buildings
Museums--Administration
Museum buildings
Local number:
SIA RU000079
Notes:
In 1903 Congress authorized the Board of Regents to begin a new museum building, construction to be under the direction of Bernard R. Green, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds of the Library of Congress. Construction began in June 1904 and ended in 1911. Richard Rathbun, Assistant Secretary, spent much of his time from 1901 to 1911 planning and supervising construction of the new building, including extensive consultation with foreign and domestic museum experts.
Summary:
These records, together with record units 80, 81, and 187, contain full documentation of construction of the 1911 National Museum Building from internal planning and contracts to construction details and costs. Rathbun prepared a history of the museum construction, which was published as A DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE BUILDING RECENTLY ERECTED FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF NATURAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM, United States National Museum Bulletin 80, Washington, 1913.
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National Museum Building Construction Records 1890-1923 [Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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