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Unidentified Staff Member with Model of Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Requested by Watson Perrygo, Exhibits.

Model of Proposed National Galley of Art

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The original Neg # 73-13510. See Neg. #SIA2009-0444 for back of the building.

A model of the proposed National Gallery of Art designed by Eero Saarinen. This is the front side of the building. Funding was never secured for the new museum. The building would have housed the collection of what is now the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

William L. Brown Holding Hippo Model

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Taxidermist William L. Brown holds a clay model of a hippopotamus for exhibition in the United States National Museum (now the National Museum of Natural History). He wrote on the back of photo: "This was when I was best. 40 yrs old. As a taxidermist, I was the first person ever to mount a successful hippo and probably will be the last. Mr. Himmalstein tanned the hide soft as a kid glove and he said it was the last thing in taxidermy. His secret was probably known only to him. Secretary Dr Wetmore said he would put it up against any other piece of taxidermy. Staff artist at the American [Museum of Natural History] said it was Tops. A preparator in a Museum in California said it was a masterpiece."

National Gallery of Art Proposed Model

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Original Neg. # 73-1351. See Neg. #SIA2009-0443 for front of the building.

A model of the proposed National Gallery of Art designed by Eero Saarinen. This is the back of the building. Funding was never secured for the new museum. The building would have housed the collection of what is now the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Stegosaurus Model on Exhibit, 1963, NMNH

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
For pictures of the same Stegosaurus model in the 1930s, see Negatives 28156 and 33835-B. When ordering this image from Smithsonian Photographic Services please use the SIA2010-0516 negative number.

A papier mache model of a Stegosaurus dinosaur in the Fossil Reptiles Exhibit. The exhibit opened in June of 1963 in the National Museum of Natural History as part of the Exhibits Modernization Program.

Models of Reapers

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Models of reapers made by Hussey and McCormick, 1833-50, are in an exhibit case in the Farm Machinery Hall, which opened in 1960, in the Arts and Industries Building.

Howard P. Hoffman, Museum Specialist, Division of Naval History, National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
From the papers of Philip P. Lundeberg, a naval historian with the Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History.

Howard P. Hoffman, Museum Specialist in the National Museum of American History, Division of Naval History, taking the lines off an original builder's half model of the U.S.S. "Saratoga", labeled 1864. A meticulous model builder, Hoffman took hull lines off the gondola "Philadelphia" after its arrival, prepared fifteen sheets of highly details plans and constructed a superb boxwood model of the gunboat. Hoffman's plans were subsequently used by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in constructing a full-scale sailing replica of the historic gondola for operations in those Northern waters. Interns in Naval History had the unique opportunity to learn Hoffman's precise, published method of taking lines off shipmodels. Notable among Hoffman's students was Dana Wegner, who later to became curator of the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command's collection of official ship models.

Modelmaker James Reuter at Work

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Featured in TORCH, May 1978

Modelmaker James Reuter, Office of Exhibits Central, working on the interior of an early Bronze Age tomb model for a new permanent exhibit hall about the rise of Western civilization.

Louis Paul Jonas with Uncle Beazley

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
See "The Torch," July 1967

At the National Zoological Park, Louis Paul Jonas, designer of the fiberglass sculpture of a dinosaur triceratops named Uncle Beazley used in the NBC production of 'The Enormous Egg', is with a model of Uncle Beazley as a baby.

A&I Information Desk Volunteer Elaine Rubin & Friends

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Featured in Torch, February 1992. The photographic print can be found in Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: February 1992.

Attendance at the Arts and Industries Building soared by 50,000 visits in 1991, thanks in part to the Experimental Gallery. The gallery's information desk gave many a visitor cause for a double-take. Here, information desk's Volunteer Elaine Rubin poses with an assortment of charming companions who stand duty 'round the clock'.

Timothy Smith, Modelmaker

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Featured in Torch, March 1994

Timonthy Smith, Office of Exhibits Central Modelmaker, stands in front an exhibit case that displays a Buffalo Soldier mannequin with a life-mask he created of his own face. The mannequin is featured in an exhibit at the National Museum of American History which honors black cavalry and infantry soldiers who served in the post-Civil War army on the Western Frontier.

Louis Paul Jonas with Uncle Beazley

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
See "The Torch," July 1967

Louis Paul Jonas, designer of the Uncle Beazley fiberglass triceratops sculpture used in the NBC production of 'The Enormous Egg,' holds up a model of a baby Uncle Beazley sitting on vegetation to a giraffe in the Elephant House at the National Zoological Park.

Modelmaker James Reuter at Work

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Featured in the "Torch," May 1978.

James Reuter, modelmaker in the Office of Exhibits Central, refines the interior of an early Bronze Age tomb model for a new permanent exhibit hall about the rise of Western civilization at National Museum of Natural History.

Two Men Working on Models

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
For similar picture see neg # MNH-06084

Two men can be seen working on one of the sections for the model of a pueblo Indian village, Penasco Blanco, for use in the United States National Museum exhibition. They are working in the South Shed located in the South Yard of the Smithsonian. The model was long exhibited in Hall 21 of the National Museum of Natural History but was destroyed in 1956. The label that accompanied this model says that "This model was prepared for the Bureau of American Ethnology by Victor and Cosmos Mindeleff, in 1885, on a scale of 1 inch to 5 feet of 1:60."

Victor and Cosmos Mindeleff Build Models

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Also known as MNH-6084 and 3674.

See also Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder 31.

Victor and Cosmos Mindeleff work on a section of a model of a pueblo Indian village, Penasco Blanco, in the upper level of the temporary shed in the South Yard behind the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle. The models are for use in Bureau of Ethnology exhibitions.

Victor and Cosmos Mindeleff Working on Models

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
For similar picture see Neg # MNH 3674.

Victor and Cosmos Mindeleff building models of the Penasco Blanco Pueblo Indian village for use in the Bureau of American Ethnology exhibitions. This model was eventually moved from the Arts and Industries Building to the Natural History Building and was on exhibit there for more than 40 years. The Mindeleffs are working in the South Shed located in the South Yard behind the Smithsonian Building, also known as the "Castle."

Ceratosaurus Nasicornis Model

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Model of Proposed Interior, NASM

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
There are several other prints of this model as well as prints of drawings of the proposed interior of the NASM in this location.

Model of proposed interior of the National Air and Space Museum, c. 1970. This is the first plan of NASM that was not implemented.

Model of Rock Creek Park & National Zoo Grounds

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
An early model of the grounds and buildings at the National Zoological Park site at Rock Creek Park.

Abraham Lincoln's Dredge Model

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Image of President Abraham Lincoln's dredge model.

Model of Exhibit Layout, Proposed MHT

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Model, that includes an interior exhibit layout featuring a boat, for the proposed Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History.

Model of Unidentified Monument

Smithsonian Institution Archives
On display in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, near exhibits containing presidential relics.

Model of Rock Creek Park and National Zoo Grounds

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
An early model of the grounds and buildings at the National Zoological Park site at Rock Creek Park.

Model of "Ancient Tower in Southwestern Colorado"

Smithsonian Institution Archives
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