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Engraving of the 1865 Fire in the Smithsonian Institution Building

Creator:
Unknown
Title:
Engraving of the 1865 Fire in the Smithsonian Institution Building
Date:
1865
Notes:
The old negative number is 58753, but that negative could not be found. Identical 5x7 also in the file. For the retouched photograph that is the basis for this engraving, see Negative Number 37082
Summary:
An engraving from Harper's Weekly of the burning of the Smithsonian Institution Building, January 24, 1865. In this view there are a number of men on horseback
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Topics:
Accidents, Disasters, Fire, Fires, Horses, Museum buildings
Subjects:
Harper's Weekly, Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Form/Genre:
Event, Photographic print
Local Number:
2002-12222
Physical Description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 15w x 3h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!9381~!0#focus
Engraving of the 1865 Fire in the Smithsonian Institution Building, by Unknown, 1865, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 2002-12222.

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