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James Smithson Crypt Exhibit After Renovation
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Smithson, James 1765-1829
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
June 4, 1974
Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
Featured in the "Torch," July/August 1974.
James Smithson (c.1765-1829) left a bequest which was used to found the Smithsonian Institution. His remains were brought from Italy to the United States in 1904.
Display case with James Smithson memorabilia and Smithsonian mace that was added during the renovation of the Smithson crypt in the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, in 1974.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: July/August 1974, Image No. 74-6975
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Smithson, James--Death and burial
SIA RU000371 [74-6975]
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