Postcard Galleries

Postcard of the Smithsonian Institution Castle, by B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC, circa 1907-1914, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2013-07202 (front) and SIA2013-07203 (back).
Postcard of the Castle
Postcard of the United States National Museum, c. 1907-1910, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2013-06641 (front) and SIA2013-06642 (back).
Grayscale Postcard of the National Museum #4
Postcard of "The Wedding Procession of Prince Dara-Shikoh", by Unknown, 1997, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2013-07761 (front) and SIA2013-07762 (back).
Postcard of The Wedding Procession of Prince Dara-Shikoh
Postcard of the U.S. Capitol at Night, by B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC, 1934, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2013-06669 (front) and SIA2013-06670 (back).
Postcard of the US Capitol at Night
Palace of Fine Arts Postcard from the Panama-Pacific Exposition, by Unknown, 1915, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2012-7597 (front) and SIA2012-7598 (back).
Postcard of the Palace of Fine Arts
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RSVP Postcard for the En Pointe Exhibit
Postcard of the Patent Office Building #2017, c. 1898-1901, Unknown creator, Courtesy of a private collector, No copy available at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, patent5.jpg
Postcard of the Patent Office Building #2017, c. 1898-1901, Unknown creator, Courtesy of a private collector, No copy available at the Smithsonian Institution Archives, patent5.jpg
Postcard of "Apples of Nadorp on Registered Cover", March 23, 1979, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2013-07886 (front) and SIA2013-07887 (back).
Postcard of Apples of Nadorp on Registered Cover
Postcard of the New National Museum, c. 1915-1930, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2011-2289 (front) and SIA2011-2290 (back).
Postcard of the New National Museum #1500

Today in Smithsonian History

Major John Wesley Powell, by Sawyer ?, c. 1890s, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 94-12600.

March 3, 1879

U.S. Congress appropriates $20,000 for the publication of contributions to North American Ethnology, provided that "all the archives, records, and materials relating to the Indians of North America, collected by the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, shall be turned over to the Smithsonian Institution, that the work may be completed and prepared for publication under its direction."  The Bureau of Ethnology, with Major John Wesley Powell as its head, is established to perform this work.More

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That the Arts and Industries Building was the first building built to be the National Museum of the United States?

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President Reagan and William Truettner, by Nielsen, Kim, 1981, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 81-8750-17 or 81-8750.1.