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Arnold D. Kates Film Collection, 1929-1931

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Donor:
Kates, Arnold D
Subject:
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Railway Express Agency
Advertising Federation of America
Association of Young Advertising Men
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Bush Terminal Building
Physical description:
1 reel, black and white, 16mm
Culture:
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Type:
Cityscapes
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1929
1931
1920-1930
1930-1940
1930-1950
Notes:
Arnold D. Kates was an officer in the Association of Young Advertising Men of New York in the 1930's. As an officer, he visited Washington, D.C. (with other members) attending the annual meeting of the Advertising Federation of America. He took movies of a formal reception given by the Federation as well as scenes of Washington, D.C.
Summary:
Four small reels, combined into a single compilation reel by Archives Center staff, of 16mm black and white, silent, camera original reversal motion picture film. One film depicts scenes of Washington, D.C., including a receiving line at the White House for the annual meeting of the Advertising Federation of America. A second film shows people on a boat, in a car, and a woman with a calf. The third depicts a New York City cityscape, docks and ships, industrial buildings, rail yards and rail cars, and freight trucks. Trucks from the Railway Express Agency and the Bush Terminal Co. appear, as well as buildings possibly owned and/or operated by the Bush Terminal Co. The fourth film contains images of automobiles and individuals outside of a building, possibly identified as the Cypress Hills Hotel Abbey.
Cite as:
Kates Film Collection, 1929-1931, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Associations, institutions, etc
Automobiles
Boats
Railroads
Harbors
Monuments
Ships
Urban Life
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

U.S. Capitol, Senate Chambers

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
United States Congress Senate
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
United States Capitol Building, Senate Chambers.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67A, Folder: 2A
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Buildings--Washington, D.C
Standard number:
786 or MAH-786
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

U.S. Capitol, House Chambers

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
United States Congress House
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8 x 10; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Print
Type:
Print
Interior
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Some deterioration in bottom left corner.
Summary:
U.S. Capitol Building, House of Representatives Chambers.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67A, Folder: 2A
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Buildings--Washington, D.C
Standard number:
8008 or MAH-8008
Restrictions:
Unknown
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Panoramic View of the City of Washington, D.C

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Author:
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942
Subject:
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942
Old Executive Office Building
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8 1/2 w x 7 1/2 h; Type of Image: Panoramic photography;Landscape; Aerial; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Aerial
Landscape
Panoramic photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Ellipse, The (Washington, D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
c. 1886
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Second in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., west to east and from left to right. See Neg. #s 61686-A, 61686-C, 61686-D.
Summary:
Second in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., moving from left to right, taken from a tower in the Smithsonian Institution Building. The Mall is in the foreground covered with trees with the buildings of the City of Washington beyond. On the left is the Ellipse just beyond the trees and the large building behind it is the State, War and Navy Building, now known as the Old Executive Office Building.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Aerial photographs
Buildings--Washington, D.C
Parks
Photography, Panoramic
Street photography
Aerial views
Buildings, structures, etc
Standard number:
61686-B or MAH-61686B
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

President Truman at NAACP rally in Washington D.C. [acetate film photonegative]

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Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company
Subject:
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972
White, Walter Francis 1893-1995
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans 1940-1950
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1947
1940-1950
Summary:
Truman is shown walking past a line of observers in front of Lincoln Memorial, color guard with flags behind him. Walter White, President of the NAACP, is shown to the left of Truman. Image is slightly out of focus. "Kodak--Safety 111" edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Portraits, Group
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Local number:
618ns0178934jp.tif (AC Scan)
Freezer box 54
4/0125 (microfilm frame)
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

President Truman at NAACP rally in Washington, D.C. [acetate film photonegative,] 1947

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Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Ansco
Subject:
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1947
1940-1950
Summary:
Fairly close image of Truman at podium, speaking at Lincoln Memorial. Image is out of focus. Uncaptioned, "Ansco Safety Film" edge imprint. Probably made by Robert Scurlock.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Portraits, Group
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Local number:
618ns0178933jp.tif (AC Scan)
4/0126 (microfilm frame)
Freezer box 35
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

[Eleanor Roosevelt addressing NAACP rally in Washington D.C. : acetate film photonegative, June 29, 1947.]

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Photographer:
Scurlock, Addison N. 1883-1964
Subject:
White, Walter Francis 1893-1955 (President, N.A.A.C.P)
Morse, Wayne Senator
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962
Truman, Harry S. 1884-1972
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1947
June 29, 1947
1940-1950
Summary:
Subject is speaking at lectern outside Lincoln Memorial for the closing session of the 38th annual conference of the organization. "Walter White, President of the NAACP, sits in the first row to the right of the rostrum along with President Harry S. Truman, seated to his right, wearing a light colored suit, and Senator Wayne Morse at the end of the row." (Caption with reproduction in Smithsonian calendar--see below.) "Ansco Safety Film" imprint on edge.
Publications:
Reproduced in Smithsonian 2012 Year-In-A-Box Calendar. Dayton: Ohio: MWV Consumer & Office Products, 2011, November 26 page
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Lincoln Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Local number:
618ns0178935jp.tif (AC Scan)
4/0124 (microfilm frame)
Freezer box 54
See more items in:
Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Postcard of the U.S. Capitol at Night

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Author:
Curt Teich & Co
B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC
Subject:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Type:
Postcard
Linen
Date:
1934
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Color postcard of the United States Capitol Building at night. The building is lit, and a full moon is visible through a break in the clouds. The postcard is unused, but the message side has a printed note about the Capitol: "The United States Capitol, set on a height overlooking the amphitheater of the Potomac, is one of the largest and stateliest buildings in the world. It is 751 feet in length and 350 feet in width, covering three and a half acres. The Statue of Freedom on the dome towers 307 feet above the esplanade. The corner-stone was laid by President Washington in 1793; the central building was finished in 1797; and the extensions were first occupied by Congress in 1857 and 1859." The front of the postcard has a white border.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 29
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Postcard
Buildings
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
Standard number:
SIA2013-06669 (front) and SIA2013-06670 (back)
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Additional Online Media:

Roof of NHB and Buildings of the City of Washington, D.C

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Library of Congress
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Aerial; Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Aerial
Landscape
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c. 1920s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
For another view see also Bib. #7973. Previously identified as being in Folder: Photographs of NHB Interior
Summary:
Several workmen can be seen working on the roof of the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. Beyond the roof, looking to the east, can be seen the U.S. Capitol Building and the Library of Congress.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Box 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Aerial photographs
Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
Buildings--Washington, D.C
City of Washington, D.C
Photography, Panoramic
Roofs
Street photography
Aerial views
Buildings, structures, etc
Standard number:
2003-19563
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Postcard of the Library of Congress

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Author:
Curt Teich & Co
B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC
Subject:
Library of Congress
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen
Type:
Postcard
Linen
Date:
1932
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Color postcard with a semi-aerial view of the Library of Congress. The postcard is unused, but the message side has a printed note: "The Library of Congress, justly celebrated as the culmination of architectural achievement of the day, was completed in 1897 at a cost of $6,000,000. The Library is here seen from the Capitol. The dome and lantern are finished in black copper, with panels gilded with a thin coating of gold leaf; and the cresting of the dome terminates in a gilded finial representing the torch of Science ever burning." The front of the postcard has a white border.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 29
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Postcard
Buildings
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
Standard number:
SIA2013-06671 (front) and SIA2013-06672 (back)
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Additional Online Media:

Panoramic View of the City of Washington, D.C

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Author:
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942
Subject:
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Baltimore and Potomac Railroad
Metropolitan Hotel
Metropolitan Methodist Church
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8 1/2 w x 7 1/2 h; Type of Image: Panoramic photograph; Landscape; Aerial; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Aerial
Landscape
Panoramic photographs
Place:
(Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
c. 1886
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Fourth, or last, in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., going from left to right (west to east). See Neg. #s 61686-A, 61686-B, 61686-C. See James M. Goode's "Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings," for the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station, see pages 412-414; for the Metropolitan Hotel, pages 173-175; and for the Metropolitan Methodist Church, pages 203-204.
Summary:
Fourth in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., from left to right (west to east), taken from a tower in the Smithsonian Institution Building. In the foreground are trees on the Mall. Immediately behind is the long roof of the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad train shed. At the end of the train shed is the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad Station. Behind it and to the left, the white building is the Metropolitan Hotel (also known as Brown's Hotel) at Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street, N.W, ca. 1805, remodeled and enlarged 1820 and 1850, and razed in 1935. The church with the tall spire is the Metropolitan Methodist Church (erected in 1854 and razed 1935-1936) at C Street and John Marshall Place. The United States Capitol is to the right.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Aerial photographs
Buildings--Washington, D.C
Church buildings
Parks
Photography, Panoramic
Railroad stations
Street photography
Aerial views
Buildings, structures, etc
Standard number:
61686-D or MAH-61686D
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Panoramic View of Washington, D.C. - Looking Toward West Side of U.S. Capitol

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Columbian Institute
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
United States Botanic Garden
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 14w x 11h; Type of Image: Aerial; Panoramic photographs; Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Aerial views
Aerial
Landscape
Panoramic photographs
Photographic print
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c. 1900s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
For further information on the Botanic Garden, see James M. Goode's "Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings," pgs. 314-315.
Summary:
Looking toward the west side of the United States Capitol building, a panoramic view of the city of Washington, D.C. shows the Mall area in the foreground before the railroad tracks were removed. A train is visible on the tracks. The domed structure in front of the Capitol is the Botanic Garden original octagonal greenhouse of 1859 and behind it the central pavilion added after the Civil War. The buildings were razed in 1932. The Botanic Garden was on a site previously occupied by the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences in Washington, D.C.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 68, Folder: 5
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Aerial photographs
Buildings--Washington, D.C
Photography, Panoramic
Railroads--Trains
Street photography
Trains
Aerial views
Buildings, structures, etc
Standard number:
2004-4101
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Panoramic View of the City of Washington, D.C

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Author:
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942
Subject:
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942
Meigs, Montgomery C (Montgomery Cunningham) 1816-1892
Pension Building
National Building Museum (U.S.)
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8 1/2 w x 7 1/2 h; Type of Image: Panoramic photography;Landscape; Aerial; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Aerial
Landscape
Panoramic photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Center Market
(Washington, D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
c. 1886
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Third in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C. from left to right. See also Neg. #s 61686-A, 61686-B, 61686-D.
Summary:
Third in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., from left to right (west to east) taken from a tower in the Smithsonian Institution Building. The Mall area is covered with trees. The streets on the left perpendicular to the Mall are 12th Street and 11th Street. The long building on the right is Center Market bounded by Pennsylvania Avenue, Constitution Avenue, 7th and 9th Streets, N.W. Up and behind Center Market on the right, the large building is the Pension Bureau Building bounded by F and G Streets, N.W., between 4th and 5th Streets, designed by General Montgomery C. Meigs, completed in 1887, later occupied by many government agencies and now known as the National Building Museum.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Aerial photographs
Buildings--Washington, D.C
Markets
Parks
Photography, Panoramic
Street photography
Aerial views
Buildings, structures, etc
Standard number:
61686-C or MAH-61686C
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

[Members of The Six Wing Washington, D.C. Social Club] [cellulose acetate photonegative]

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Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Agfa
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
N.d
Summary:
No ink on negative. Seven members of the Six Wing Washington, D.C. Social Club standing outside on the steps of a building, holding their banner in front of them with an American flag to the left. "4 AGFA SAFETY FILM" edge imprint.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
The Six Wing Washington, D.C. Social Club
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.77
No Scurlock number
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Looking at Mall from SIB Towers - A Panoramic View of Washington, D.C

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Author:
National Photo and News Service San Antonio, TX
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
United States Dept. of Justice
United States National Museum
Natural History Building
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1936
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
This is one of a series of photographs that creates a panoramic view of The Mall, see Negative #s 63458-A through 63458-I.
Summary:
View from the top of one of the Smithsonian Institution Building's Towers looks across the Mall to the center section and the east wing of the United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, and behind it the Department of Justice Building. People can be seen on the steps of the United States National Museum.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 17
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Photography, Panoramic
Buildings--Washington, D.C
Museum visitors
Standard number:
SIA2009-2202 and 63458-E
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Panoramic View of the City of Washington, D.C., West to East, Starting with the Washington Monument

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Author:
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942
Subject:
Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
United States Dept. of Agriculture Building
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8 1/2 w x 7 1/2 h; Type of Image: Panoramic photographs; Landscape; Aerial; Medium: Photographic Print
Type:
Photographic print
Aerial
Landscape
Panoramic photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Ellipse, The (Washington, D.C.)
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington, Southwest, Smithsonian Instituiton Building
Date:
c. 1886
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
First in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., west to east, and from left to right. See Neg. #s 61686-B, 61686-C, 61686-D.
Summary:
First in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., from left to right taken from a tower in the Smithsonian Institution Building. Looking toward the Washington Monument, the street in the foreground running from left to right is 12th Street, N.W., which was later tunneled under the Mall. The old Department of Agriculture Building is visible on the left beside 14th Street, N.W. The large grassy area on the right is the Ellipse.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 10
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Aerial photographs
Buildings--Washington, D.C
Memorials
National monuments
Parks
Photography, Panoramic
Street photography
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
Aerial views
Buildings, structures, etc
Standard number:
61686-A or MAH-61686A
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Additional Online Media:

Postcard of the Smithsonian Castle

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Author:
B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.375h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
Type:
Postcard
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
June 21, 1921
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle," was designed by architect James Renwick, Jr. Construction was completed in 1855. The statue out front is of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian (term 1846-1878).
The postcard is numbered R-21199 on the top of the message side.
This postcard is located in Accession 11-271, which is part of Record Unit 95.
Summary:
Postcard of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle," and statue of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian. Trees surround the building and there are a few people and one car on the grounds. The message side has a printed note about the Smithsonian: "The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846 by the generosity of James Smithson, "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." Its purpose is to stimulate, encourage and reward scientific investigation and study." The card is addressed to Miss Benmet Harman, with a message for her, as follows:
Washington DC. Surely did have a good time over there--but decided not to go to Normal, Sam & I came on to Washington Sun evening instead-- Am having a good trip. Will look for you over soon. Remember me to all the folk. Mildred.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 25
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Postcard
Museum buildings
Henry Statue
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
Standard number:
SIA2011-2303 (front) and SIA2011-2304 (back)
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Additional Online Media:

Postcard of the Smithsonian Institution "Castle" Building

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Author:
B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
Type:
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
April 1, 1923
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle," was designed by architect James Renwick, Jr. Construction was completed in 1855. The statue out front is of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian (1846-1878).
The postcard is numbered R-8388 in the bottom right-hand corner on the front.
Summary:
Postcard of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle," and the statue of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian. A car and several people are in front of the building. The front of the postcard has a white border. The message side has a printed note about the Smithsonian: "The Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution was founded in 1846 by the generosity of James Smithson, "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men." Its purpose is to stimulate, encourage and reward scientific investigation and study."
The card is addressed to Miss Mabel Relfe, with a message for her, as follows: Apr. 1st '23. Dear Miss Relfe: Am having a wonderful time. It has been cold. Is warmer to-day. Words can hardly describe all I am seeing. My! how fast the vacation is going. Hope you are getting a nice rest. Love, A.A.K.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 4A
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Postcard
Museum buildings
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
Henry Statue
Standard number:
SIA2013-01063 (front) and SIA2013-01064 (back)
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Additional Online Media:

Postcard of the New National Museum and Washington, D.C

view Postcard of the New National Museum and Washington, D.C digital asset number 1
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
United States National Museum
Natural History Building
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
Type:
Postcard
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c. 1910-1915
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The new United States National Museum opened to the public on March 17, 1910. The U.S. National Museum was first housed in what is now known as the Arts and Industries Building, but expanded to a second building in 1910. The new U.S. National Museum is now the National Museum of Natural History.
#152. Published by I. & M. Ottenheimer, Baltimore, Maryland.
Summary:
Postcard with a semi-aerial view of the new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, and Washington, D.C. The museum is the focus of the postcard, but the city of Washington stretches out far behind the museum. The message side is blank.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 12
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Postcard
Buildings
Museum buildings
Street photography
Architecture
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
Standard number:
SIA2013-07214 (front) and SIA2013-07215 (back)
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Additional Online Media:

United States Department of Agriculture Building

view United States Department of Agriculture Building digital asset number 1
Author:
Unknown
Subject:
United States Dept. of Agriculture
United States Dept. of Agriculture Building
Physical description:
Number 2of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 8.5w x 6h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Stereoscopic view
Type:
Exterior
Stereoscopic view
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1868
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Stereoview mounted on yellow cardboard. M. Cudlip, Publisher, Stereoscopic Views, Washington, D.C. For further information on the old Agriculture Department Building, see James M. Goode's "Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings," pgs. 316-318.
Summary:
In 1862 Congress established a separate Department of Agriculture for the purpose of promoting the art of husbandry and the general diffusion of agricultural knowledge, and also for the importation and distribution of the most valuable seeds of foreign and domestic growth. The United States Department of Agriculture building was built in 1867 and razed in 1930. In 1868 a staff of 72 was able to occupy its new headquarters on the Mall.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder 19A
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Buildings--Washington, D.C
Standard number:
MAH-75619
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

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