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Arts and Industries Building

The Arts and Industries Building first opened in 1881 as the United States National Museum, and housed the National Collections including American history artifacts and natural history specimens. One postcard even refers to the building as the "Museum of Natural History." After the natural history collection moved to its own building in 1910, the Arts and Industries Building exhibited primarily history collections.      ai1x.jpg - 24402 Bytes
c. 1910
 
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c. 1907-1910
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c. 1908
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c. 1915-1930
 
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c. 1901-1907
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c. 1907-1914
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c. 1909
 
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c. 1955
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Hansom Cab, c. 1940s
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Spirit of St. Louis, c. 1930s

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