These People Belong In An Institution!

The Smithsonian Institution, of course. A search of the archives has produced these lighter looks at life behind the scenes

Just a little off the top, please. Conservator touches up the first Secretary, Joseph Henry, in 1984.

What are we looking for again? Volunteers track satellites for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Is this on the record? The "reporter" is actually a registrar checking in a statue called Libyan Sibyl.

Very funny, Al. Now come on out of there. In the 1930s, taxidermists at the National Museum (later the National Museum of Natural History) stuff a hippopotamus.

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