Accession 05-143 - Smithsonian Institution, Motion Pictures, c. 1927-1950 This video is Reel 2 of 3 of a silent, black-and-white 35mm film titled "The City of Washington, 1929." It was originally produced by the United States Treasury Department. This second reel continues with the history of the creation of the City of Washington, and provides information about the McMillan Plan of 1901. Buildings highlighted include the Department of Agriculture, the Library of Congress, Union Station, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the American Red Cross, the National Academy of Sciences, the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, the United States National Museum (now the National Museum of Natural History), and the Freer Gallery of Art.
15 min 24 sec
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