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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
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; 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
January 1936
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Image taken by Ruel P. Tolman, former Director of the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts, and included in section N of a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds, buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scenes. Alternative Negative Number 32279-11.
The geographic location of this image is approximated by the information provided in the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.
An alternative Negative Number 32219-11 is written in the top border in pencil.
On the lower right edge there are five semicircular cuts into the image.
Slightly to the right of its dome, the Natural History Building, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, seen from the middle of the National Mall,. Bare deciduous trees partially obscure the building, and one coniferous tree stands in front of the portico to the south entrance of the building. There are two cars parked on Madison Drive.
Contained within:
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,
Automobile parking  Search this
Grounds  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Museums  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2361 or 32279-11
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div