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Smithsonian Institution Building from Northeast

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building North Towers
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
late 1800's
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The Campanile, North, and Flag Towers of the Smithsonian Institution Building seen from the northeast after the fire of 1865 destroyed the upper story of the main segment and the north and south towers. Between the Campanile and the North Towers, there is a man watering the grass, and The Mall, on the right of the photograph, is full of trees.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 25, Folder: 2
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--Flag Tower
Campanile Tower
North front
Standard number:
29731 or MAH-29731
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Instrument Room, Smithsonian Institution Building

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
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. 1890s?
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The Instrument Room in the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB), probably c. 1890s. Various scientific instruments can be seen on the table and in cabinets at the rear of the room.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Box 1, Folder Photographs - Interiors SIB
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Instruments
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Smithsonian Institution Building--Instrument Room
Standard number:
2003-19560
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Library, Lower Main Hall, Smithsonian Institution Building

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building Lower Main Hall
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
1914
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
source: Field, Stamm & Ewing. THE CASTLE, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SMITHSONIAN BUILDING (p. 64)
Summary:
The Library at the east end of Lower Main Hall, now called the Great Hall, of the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB) also known as the "Castle." There is a woman reshelving (or retrieving) a book in the center of the photograph.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95, Box 31, Folder: 38 and Record Unit 95, Box 37A, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--Great Hall
Libraries
Standard number:
60591 or MAH-60591 or 521880
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

South Facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
South Yard
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Date:
1885
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Few changes had occurred on the south facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building by 1885 except for the wooden shed to the right of the south door and the alteration of the entrance on the south side of the east wing into a freight loading platform ( removed in 1971). Benches have been placed along paths in the South Yard.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 25, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--South Front
Standard number:
45963 or 2889 or nhb-2889
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Smithsonian Institution Building, North Facade, c. 1860

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Building North Towers
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest, Smithsonian Institution Building
Date:
c. 1856-1864
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Note on back says weather vane, visible atop highest North Tower, installed 1856. Predates fire of 1865. Original located in oversize prints.
Summary:
View of the north facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building from the north east, showing the landscaping in front of the building. The weather vane atop highest North Tower was installed in 1856. The photograph was taken before the fire of 1865.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 8
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--North Front
Weather vanes
Museum buildings
Standard number:
45934A or MAH-45934A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Additional Online Media:

North and Flag Towers of the Smithsonian Institution Building

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building North Towers
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Building Flag Tower
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
c. 1870
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Similar view but including East Wing and Campanile Tower: neg # 72-1968.
Summary:
View of the North Tower, the Flag Tower and the Carriage Porch of the Smithsonian Institution Building from across the National Mall in the late 19th century. Trees and tall grass are in the foreground.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 25, Folder: 3
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Carriage Porch
Smithsonian Institution Building--North Entrance
Smithsonian Institution Building--North Front
Standard number:
72-1970
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Great Hall, Smithsonian Institution Building

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
National Zoological Park (U.S.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
c. 1965
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, prior to restroation in 1965, looking south toward door to the South Tower chamber. Photograph shows an exhibit on James Smithson in immediate foreground as well as an exhibit by the National Zoological Park.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 41 Folder 15
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--Main Hall
Smithsonian Institution Building--Great Hall
Exhibitions
Standard number:
2003-19580
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, 1971

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
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:
1971
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
source: Field, Stamm & Ewing. THE CASTLE, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SMITHSONIAN BUILDING (p. 68)
Summary:
The Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building in 1971. The hall at this time was beginning to be used to provide information on the events and exhibitions at the Smithsonian. For the 125th Anniversary of the Smithsonian each museum was represented by a case of objects and a display, as seen in this picture.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 31 Folder 35
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--Main Hall
Smithsonian Institution Building--Great Hall
Exhibitions
Standard number:
72-4898
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 7 1/2w x 7 1/2h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
c. 1969
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The old negative number is 65869, but that negative could not be found. 2002-12117 on7/31/2002, but not burned to CD.
Summary:
The Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building. The Hall at this time was beginning to be used to provide information on the events and exhibitions of the Smithsonian. A flag stands by a display case containing a portrait and other artifacts.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 31 Folder 34
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building--Main Hall
Smithsonian Institution Building--Great Hall
Exhibitions
Portraits
Flags
Standard number:
2002-12177
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

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

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

Elevation of the Smithsonian Institution Building's North Facade

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Author:
Renwick, James 1818-1895
Subject:
Renwick, James 1818-1895
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Building Competition
Smithsonian Institution Building North Towers
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color ; Size: 10.5w x 7.9h ; Type of Image: Architectural Drawing ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Paper
Drawing
Date:
1846
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
This drawing, done in pencil on paper by architect James Renwick, Jr., depicts the north facade (without the east and west wings) of the Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle. Renwick prepared this Gothic scheme as a developmental study in which he experimented with style and balance of the design.
James Renwick, Jr., began his design of the Smithsonian Institution Building with a Gothic castle and eventually reworked it into a Romanesque castle. This later scheme won him the competition in 1846 to appoint an architect for the design of the Smithsonian's first building.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 92, Item 289
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Architecture, Gothic
Buildings
Architecture, Romanesque
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Architecture--Design and plans
Architectural design
Towers
Smithsonian Institution Building--North Front
Standard number:
SIA2012-1143
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Smithsonian Institution Building, Southeast View

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Author:
N. Orr & Co
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 10w x 8h ; Type of Image: Engraving ; Medium: Photographic Print
Type:
Engraving
Photographic print
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1857
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
From William Jones Rhees, An Account of the Smithsonian Institution (Philadelphia: Collins, 1857).
Summary:
Engraving of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle," south facade from the southeast with a rich background of trees, shrubs and sky, and lots of activity as visitors travel to and from on foot and by horse and carriage. The engraving was published in the Smithsonian Guidebook of 1857.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 5A
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Carriage
Horses
Museum visitors
Smithsonian Institution Building--South Front
Visitor's Guide
Museum buildings
Guide books
Standard number:
SIA2011-2831 or 43804-N or MAH-43804N
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Smithsonian Institution Building

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest, Smithsonian Institution Building
Date:
1903
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
View of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle, after a snow fall in 1903. The statue of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian, facing the west end of the building, is visible in the foreground. Six cars are parked on a road in front of the Smithsonian Institution Building.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7005, Box 189, Folder: 3
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Automobiles
Joseph Henry Statue
Secretaries
Snow
Statues
Standard number:
94-12566
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Additional Online Media:

Smithsonian Institution Building Lower Main Hall Offices

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Mollusks
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; 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
Summary:
The Division of Mollusks offices for cataloging and arranging collection specimens located on the former exhibit galleries (north balcony) of the Lower Main Hall in the Smithsonian Institution Building. The balcony exhibit space was replaced by offices beginning in 1882. The balconies were demolished in 1914 to make way for the Library and Graphic Arts displays.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31, Folder 43
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Curators
Offices
Smithsonian Institution Building--Great Hall
Interiors
Galleries
Museum curators
Balconies
Mollusks
Standard number:
NHB-3669
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Smithsonian Institution Building

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Author:
Tinsley, Jeff
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
South Yard
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color ; Size: 5.73w x 3.73h ; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Exterior
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1990
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle's" south entrance, viewed from Independence Avenue. The Enid A. Haupt Garden in the South Yard welcomes visitors through the gates.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009, Smithsonian Photographic Services Collection
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Museum buildings
Gardens
Standard number:
90-6258
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Smithsonian Institution Building

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Author:
Lossing & Barritt
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Engraving
Type:
Engraving
Exterior
Date:
1855
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
There is two versions of this image in the folder: 1) copy print (82-3281) in black and white and 2) pages removed from books where the engraving was color tinted. Engraving is labeled Smithsonian "Institute."
Summary:
Engraving of the Smithsonian Institution Building shows visitors approaching on foot. The view is from the northeast and trees surround the building. The architectural details are not complete or entirely correct.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 4
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Museum visitors
Standard number:
82-3281
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Repairing the Smithsonian Institution Building Tower

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building Towers
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
c. 1930s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Workmen on scaffolding repair the Northwest Tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building. The National Mall and the Washington Monument are visible in the background.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 25, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
Roofs
Scaffolding
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Towers
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Workmen
Standard number:
15103-B or MAH-15103B
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Smithsonian Institution Building Hallway

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 6h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Date:
Early 1900s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
A hallway in the Smithsonian Institution Building, "Castle." On the right, next to the stairs, is a small writing desk and chair. A painting is hung on the wall leading up the way of the stairs. On the far left, is chair with a clock hung above it. In the center of the photograph, down the hall is a spittoon situated on a small rug, and across from it, is a small desk with two chairs. Further still down the hall are two suits of Japanese armor, and a large globe beyond them at the end of the hall.
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:
Hallway
Statues
Stairs
Spittoon
Japanese Armor
Furniture
Standard number:
2003-19565
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Smithsonian Institution Building, 1858

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
South Yard
Smithsonian Institution Building South Front
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exterior
Date:
1858
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Published in "The Castle, an Illustrated History of the Smithsonian Building" by Cynthia R. Field, Richard E. Stamm and Heather P. Ewing, p. 17.
Summary:
South facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB), the "Castle," after completion, c. 1858-1864, is dominated by a massive, square battlemented central tower with an attached octagonal stair tower rising well above it. Constructed in red sandstone quarried in Seneca, Maryland, the building was unique not only in style but in material. There is a fence around the building.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 7
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Fences
Standard number:
36881or MAH-36881
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

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