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

NZP's Orangutans Bonnie and Azy, by Cohen, Jessie, c. 1981, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 96-1376.

April 21, 1981

The new Great Ape House at the National Zoological Park opens to the public. The exhibit is scheduled to house the Zoo's four gorillas and four orangutans. The animals are to be housed behind a protective glass barrier because apes are highly susceptible to human infectious diseases and must be kept away from the visitors.More

Did you know...

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.