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Elephant House, NZP

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Date:
Unknown, 1903 or later
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The brick Elephant House designed by Hornblower and Marshall replaced the first "temporary" shed for the elephants, which was known as the Octagonal Barn. Construction of this brick house began in September of 1902 and was completed in January of 1903. The elephants were put in the house on March 12, 1903, according to the Annual Report. In this photograph there is an elephant in his outdoor enclosure.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Elephant House
Zoos
Animals
Elephants
Standard number:
15434 or MAH-15434
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5753

Elephant House, NZP

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Date:
Unknown, 1903 or later
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The brick Elephant House designed by Hornblower and Marshall replaced the first "temporary" shed for the elephants, which was known as the Octagonal Barn. Construction of this brick house began in September of 1902 and was completed in January of 1903. The elephants were put in the house on March 12, 1903, according to the Annual Report.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Elephant House
Zoos
Elephants
Animals
Standard number:
15530 or MAH-15530
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9050

Elephant House with Elephant Walking in the Yard, NZP,1903

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Animal, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Exterior
Photographic print
Architecture
Animal, candid
Date:
1903
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Photograph of the brick Elephant House designed by Hornblower and Marshall for the National Zoological Park. Construction on the building began in September of 1902 and was completed in January of 1903. According to the Annual Report, the elephants were moved into the house on March 12, 1903. A hastily erected shed called the Octagonal Barn had been used by the elephants, some of the first animals at the Zoo. In 1891 the Adams-Forepaugh Shows, a locally based circus that wintered its animals at the Zoo, gave two elephants, Dunk and Gold Dust, who were ceremoniously led up Connecticut Avenue to their quarters. The Barn was used until 1903 when the animals were afforded more permanent accommodations. Secretary Samuel P. Langley (1887-1906) had earlier solicited designs from numerous architects for an elephant house but none were satisfactory. In 1936 Works Progress Administration funds provided for the first moated exhibit, the current Pachyderm House.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 47, Folder: 13
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Elephant House
Zoos
Animals
Elephants
Outside enclosures
Animal cages
Standard number:
15533 or MAH-15533
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5970

Elephant House, National Zoo

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Buildings
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Cyano type; Size: 8w x 6 1/2h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Date:
1903
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative number is 2022, but that negative has been lost. AR 1903: 65-67, includes photo.
Summary:
The brick Elephant House designed by Hornblower and Marshall replaced the first "temporary" shed for the elephants, which was known as the Octagonal Barn. This brick house was begun in September of 1902, completed in January of 1903, and according to the Annual Report, the elephant was put in the house on March 12, 1903.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 35, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Elephant House
Famous Zoo Animals
Museum visitors
Zoos
Elephants
Standard number:
2002-10618
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9267

North Entrance to the U.S. National Museum Building

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
United States National Museum
Arts and Industries Building
Hornblower & Marshall
Arts and Industries Building North Entrance
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c. 1900
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The north front of the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building, faces the Mall. The north entrance has doors designed by Hornblower and Marshall which were installed between 1902-1907. A man stands to the right at the entrance.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder 9
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Museum visitors
Museums
Standard number:
SIA2008-2450 and SA-1287
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11442

North Entrance to the U.S. National Museum Building

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
United States National Museum
Arts and Industries Building
Hornblower & Marshall
Arts and Industries Building North Entrance
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c. 1900
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The north front of the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building, faces the Mall. The north entrance has the Hornblower and Marshall designed doors which were installed between 1902-1907. A man stands to the right of the entrance.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder 9
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Museum visitors
Museums
Standard number:
SIA2008-2451 and SA-1288
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11443

Art Room in Smithsonian Institution Building, 1903

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1903
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See CRF, The Castle, p. 46; USNM Report 1903, p. 233.
Summary:
The Art Room in the East Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building, created by third Secretary Samuel P. Langley. The furnishings were specially designed by Hornblower and Marshall. Encircling the room was a plaster copy of the Parthenon frieze and carbon photographs by Adolphe Braun of Old Master portraits and paintings.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder: 20
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Interiors
Smithsonian Institution Building--Art Room
Art Collection
Prints
Standard number:
15882 or MAH-15882
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9301

Art Room in Smithsonian Institution Building (1903)

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1903
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See Field, Stamm and Ewing, The Castle: An Illustrated History, p. 46; U.S. National Museum Report 1903, p. 233.
Summary:
The Art Room in the East Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building, created by third Secretary Samuel P. Langley. The furnishings were specially designed by Hornblower and Marshall. Encircling the room was a plaster copy of the Parthenon frieze and carbon photographs by Adolphe Braun of Old Master portraits and paintings.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder: 20
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Interiors
Smithsonian Institution Building--Art Room
Art Collection
Prints
Standard number:
16854 or MAH-16854
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10793

The East and West Court Projects

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Author:
Ballard, Amy
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
pgs. 7 & 8
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
Spring 1995
Category:
Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography
Notes:
Article includes an architectural sketch of NMNH's ground floor.
Summary:
Discusses past uses and plans for future utilization of the east and west courtyard spaces of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. The author states that the large interior courtyards were originally designed to provide light and ventilation; however, installation of central air and heat, along with changing views on exhibition lighting, altered the original purpose of the courtyards. Plans include construction of infill buildings for each courtyard: one with a child care center for the east courtyard, and one housing a Discovery Center for the west.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly (Newsletter)
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Courtyards
Museum buildings
Architecture--Design and plans
Architecture
Architectural firms
Publisher:
Washington, DC Smithsonian Institution, Office of Architectural History & Historic Preservation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3795

Regents' Room, Smithsonian Institution Building, with Smithson exhibit

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829
Hornblower & Marshall
Smithsonian Institution Building Regents' Room
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
c. 1905-1912
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The "old" South Tower Regents' Room in the Smithsonian Institution Building with an exhibit of James Smithson memorabilia in cases along the wall. A large table is in the room. The fireplace was designed by Hornblower and Marshall.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Box 1, Folder Photographs - Interior of SIB
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Furniture
Exhibition, James Smithson memorabilia
Exhibitions
Standard number:
2003-19562
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10463

Architectural Drawing for Proposed U.S. National Museum

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
United States National Museum
Natural History Building
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Architectural drawings
Date:
1904
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Preliminary exterior elevation drawing by Architects Hornblower and Marshall for the new United States National Museum Building, now the National Museum of Natural History. This conceptual drawing has a higher central dome and more ornate entrance way.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Architecture--Design and plans
New Museums
Standard number:
19089 or AI-19089
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10736

Preliminary Design for Natural History Building

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
United States National Museum
Natural History Building
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Date:
1901
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Preliminary design by Architects Hornblower and Marshall for the new United States National Museum Building, now the National Museum of Natural History. The image shows a floor plan, section and elevation.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Architecture--Design and plans
New Museums
Standard number:
19091 or AI-19091
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10737

Beaux-Arts on the Mall

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Author:
Hendron, Michael C
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
pgs. 4 & 5
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
Spring 1995
Category:
Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography
Notes:
Article includes 3 sketches of various plans for the National Museum of Natural History.
Summary:
Article discusses the architectural style of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Designed by the architectural firm of Hornblower and Marshall, the museum was constructed during the 1904-1911 period in the "Beaux-Arts" style, referring to a design process based on flow and balance taught by a Parisian design school established in 1819. According to the author, the building is termed "Beaux-Arts," but the design was actually subdued to correspond with American tastes.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Preservation Quarterly (Newsletter)
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Architectural firms
Architecture--Design and plans
Architecture
Museum buildings
Publisher:
Washington, DC Smithsonian Institution, Office of Architectural History & Historic Preservation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3788

U.S. National Museum (NMNH) Preliminary Plans Block Print

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Author:
Hornblower & Marshall
Subject:
Hornblower & Marshall
Natural History Building
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Architecture; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Date:
January 23, 1904
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
This print can be located in the Smithsonian Institution Archives Reading Room. The Drawing Control Number associated with this image is SO4/I016, Curator Number N/A . Creator Drawing Number: H/M # 1. Reproduction Neg #: 89-12902.
Summary:
Print is of the original architectural site plan of the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. Drawn in 1904 by J. C. Hornblower and J. R. Marshall, the image has an inscribed title of "USNM Preliminary Plans Block Plan." The original material is blueprint, and the original drawing is 32.75"h x 41.50"w. People associated with this drawing were Bernard R. Green, Superintendent of Construction for the new building.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 92, Box CGMC, Folder: Building Series 4, Items 1-125 NMNH
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Architecture
Architecture--Drawings and plans
Architecture--Design and plans
Museum architecture
New Museums
Site Plan
Standard number:
SIA2009-2064
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12164

Drawing U.S. National Museum (NMNH) South Front and Surroundings

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Author:
Hornblower & Marshall
Subject:
Hornblower & Marshall
Natural History Building
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Architecture; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Architecture
Date:
c. 1906
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
This print can be located in the Smithsonian Institution Archives Reading Room. The Drawing Control Number associated with this image is SO4/I033, Curator Number DC-58-A102. Reproduction Neg #: 75-12386.
Summary:
Architectural drawing of the south front of the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, by J.C. Hornblower and J. R. Marshall. The image is titled "Rendering on South Front and Surroundings." The original is 21.00"h x 28.25"w.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 92, Box CGMC, Folder: Building Series 4, Items 1-125 NMNH
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Architecture
Architecture--Drawings and plans
Architecture--Design and plans
Museum architecture
New Museums
Standard number:
SIA2009-2065
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12165

Mammal Hall, U.S. National Museum

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Hornaday, William Temple 1854-1937
Arts and Industries Building
Hornblower & Marshall
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h and oversize; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
1902
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
There are several similar views of this image.
The original negative numbers are 16247, 16846 and 18940, but those negatives could not be found on file. The original photograph was re-scanned and given new negative and digital file numbers.
Summary:
Mammal Hall with bison mounted by William Temple Hornaday in 1887 in the foreground of the South Hall of the United States National Museum (now the Arts and Industries Building). Signs label mammals as "Old World Mammals" and "American Mammals." Photograph shows the galleries constructed by Hornblower and Marshall between 1897 and 1903. Adolph Cluss' stencil in the rotunda has been painted out, presumably in preparation for Grace Lincoln Temple's design, which was completed in 1902.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder 1, and Record Unit 95, Box 50, Folder 11
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
American bison
Interiors
Mammal Hall
National Collections
South Hall of the United States National Museum
Specimens
Buffalo
Exhibitions
Rotundas
Mammals
Taxidermy
Balconies
Standard number:
2004-10370
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5992

Crypt of James Smithson

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
Smithson, James 1765-1829
Hornblower & Marshall
Smithsonian Institution Building North Towers
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1905
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See Field, Ewing and Stamm, "The Castle," pp. 154-57; Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1905, pp. 6-7. Rick Stamm's unpublished ms. "The History of Smithson's Crypt" details each of the proposals made for a Smithson memorial, copy in Office of Architectural History. The proposals are located in Smithsonian Institution Archives, RU7000, B4.
Summary:
Crypt containing the body of founder James Smithson in the North Tower entrance of the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle." Smithson's remains were brought to the United States by Smithsonian Regent Alexander Graham Bell in 1904, when the Protestant Cemetery in Genoa, Italy, where Smithson was buried, was to be moved. Many plans were made for an elaborate memorial to the Institution's benefactor, but the lack of an appropriation dictated a more modest course. Smithson's marker from the Italian gravesite was incorporated into the room, and a gate was fashioned from pieces of the fence that had surrounded the site. Architects Hornblower and Marshall redesigned the room to give it a more somber classical feeling, replacing the ceiling, windows, and the floor.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 31 Folder 32
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Benefactors
Crypt
Memorials
Smithson, James--Death and burial
Smithson family
Tombs
Standard number:
MAH-17041
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9245

Regents' Room with James Smithson's Coffin

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Renwick, James 1818-1895
Smithson, James 1765-1829
Hornblower & Marshall
Smithsonian Institution Building Regents' Room
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Building South Towers
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1904
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
For more information see, Field, Stamm and Ewing, "The Castle" and an unpublished ms by Richard Stamm.
Summary:
James Smithson's (c.1765-1829) casket in the Regents' Room, South Tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle," before its transfer to the Crypt at the North Entrance. An exhibit of Smithson memorabilia can be seen in cases along the wall. Smithson's remains were brought to the United States by Smithsonian Regent Alexander Graham Bell. Also visible is the Regents' Room fireplace designed by Hornblower and Marshall, flanked by chairs designed by James Renwick.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 31A Folder 12
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Benefactors
Crypt
Exhibitions
Furniture
Memorials
Smithson, James--Death and burial
Smithson family
Tombs
Standard number:
MAH-15883
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9247

Exterior of A&I - 1900s

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Arts and Industries Building
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Arts and Industries Building North Entrance
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Hornblower & Marshall
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Date:
c. 1905
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The old negative number is 30689, but that negative is lost.
Summary:
Exterior view of the north side of the United States National Museum building, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, has the redesigned entrance, which has been completely filled in with glass by architects Hornblower and Marshall, c. 1902 - 1907. A cannon can be seen to the left of the central protruding vestibule. The Syrian sarcophagus, brought to the United States in 1839, and placed outside the U.S. National Museum May 19, 1883, is visible at right. At the far right corner of the photo, a portion of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in the South Yard is visible.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 32 Folder 9
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Grounds
Cannons
Sarcophagus
Museum buildings
Syrian Sarcophagus
Standard number:
2002-12218
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9251

NMNH Exterior Elevation, 1906

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Hornblower & Marshall
Natural History Building Rotunda
Natural History Building
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 8h x 10w; Type of Image: Architectural Plan; Medium: Photographic Print
Type:
Photographic print
Architectural drawings
Date:
September 1, 1906
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
For other views of exterior drawings of the United States National Museum, see Negs. SIA2009-2364, SIA2009-2366, SIA2009-2067, SIA2009-2068, SIA2009-2069, SIA2009-2070, SIA2009-2071, SIA2009-2072
This print can be located in the Smithsonian Institution Archives Reading Room. Reproduction Negative Number: 91-3118. The Drawing Control Number associated with this image is S04/I298, the Curator Number associated with this drawing is DC-58-K1, and the Creator Drawing Number is H/M # 152.
Summary:
Print of an original architectural drawing of the Front Elevation and Side Elevation of the National Museum of Natural History building, originally known as the United States National Museum. Drawn in 1906 by architects J. C. Hornblower and J. R. Marshall in black and red ink pen on cloth, the image has an inscribed title of "Exterior Elevation" and includes diagrams showing "Front Elevation," "Side Elevation," and "Elevation of Entrance Door." Persons associated with this drawing include Bernard R. Green, Superintendent of Construction; M. F. A. and L. M. Leisenring, Draftsmen; and W. W. Youngs, who checked the drawing.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 92, Box CGMC, Folder: Building Series 4, Items
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Buildings
Architecture
Architects
Architectural drawing
Domes
Standard number:
SIA2009-2365
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12135

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