Department of Birds: Annual and Monthly Reports 1884
About the Project
With just three months to go before the opening of the New Orleans Exposition of 1884, the Smithsonian was still working out the details of its exhibits. Other things were also demanding the attention of museum curators. Given the circumstances, it is not surprising to find curator Robert Ridgway's plan for assembling an exhibit of birds at the beginning of the Department of Birds 1884 annual and monthly reports. We look forward to working with you on this transcription project.