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Smithsonian Institution

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Artist:
Unidentified
Medium:
etching
Dimensions:
8 x 12 in. (20.3 x 30.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Architecture Exterior\art building\Smithsonian Institution
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition
Object number:
1961.5.8
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1961.5.8

Smithsonian Institution

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Artist:
Unidentified
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Topic:
Architecture Exterior\art building\Smithsonian Institution
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Robert Tyler Davis
Object number:
1978.94.5
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1978.94.5

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)
National Collections
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color; Size: 2.93w x 4.39h ; Type of Image: Group, Candid ; Medium: Digital Image
Type:
Group, candid
Digital Image
Date:
c. 2011
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries staff work with collections.
Contained within:
Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Libraries, http://www.sil.si.edu/
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Libraries
Librarians
Books
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
SIL
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12729

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10225

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10226

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10464

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8283

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9240
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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.
Restrictions: No restrictions
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
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.
Restrictions: No restrictions
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10793

Preliminary Digging Outside Smithsonian Institution Building

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Author:
Ploskonka, Jeffrey
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
South Yard
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
1983
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Featured in TORCH, June 1983. Also located in RU410 B3 F Torch Quad Shots.
Summary:
Preliminary digging to reroute Smithsonian Institution Building's (SIB) utility lines around the quadrangle excavation site began in January 1983.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder June 1983
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Construction
Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
Grounds
Event
Standard number:
83-4972-3
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8864

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10768

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10711

15c Smithsonian Institution single

Title: Scott Catalogue USA 1838
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Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored) / engraved
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
District of Columbia
United States of America
Date:
October 9, 1980
Description:
unused
Depicts:
Smithsonian Institution, American, founded 1846
Topic:
Architecture
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2006.2034.92
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2006.2034.92

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8287

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9182

Museums, Smithsonian Institution (SI), SI Facilities, Smithsonian Building ("Castle"). [ephemera]

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Photographer:
B.S. Reynolds Co
Type:
Ephemera
Date:
1917
Summary:
Illustration showing the Smithsonian Building ("Castle"), Washington, DC.
Repository Loc.:
National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Local number:
NASM-9A13647
See more items in:
94th Aero Squadron Photographs [Sieurin]
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_382823

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9954

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10227

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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8154
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