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Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Banneker, Benjamin  Search this
Ellicott, Andrew 1754-1820  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1966
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
A diorama of Andrew Ellicott and his assistant Benjamin Banneker taking a break from surveying the boundaries of Washington, D.C., in "Laying out the Nation's Capital" in the Hall of Physical Sciences. To the left of the diorama is an exhibit of various instruments used. The exhibit opened in March 1966 in the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 13
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Hall of Physical Sciences  Search this
Instruments  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Surveying  Search this
Models and modelmaking  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Mannequins (figures)  Search this
Museum mannequins  Search this
Standard number:
59810-27A or OPA-841K
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_7515