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Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Natural History Building South Entrance  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
South Front of the Natural History Building  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 2.5w x 2.5h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Photographic print
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
United States, District of Columbia, Washington, National Museum of Natural History
October 1935
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Taken by Ruel P. Tolman, former Director of the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts, and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, ground and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scenes (Section N).
The geographic location of this image is approximated by the objects pictured in the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.
In 1935 the Natural History Building was called the United States National Museum and is now known as the National Museum of Natural History.
Exterior view of the Natural History Building as seen from the National Mall. Three cars are parked in front of the building on Madison Drive, NW.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Ruel P. Tolman Collection, Scrapbook A-N
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
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Smithsonian Archives - History Div