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Postcard of the Smithsonian Institution Castle
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Postcard of the US Capitol at Night
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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
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Postcard of Apples of Nadorp on Registered Cover
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Today in Smithsonian History

Tomb of James Smithson in Italy

June 27, 1829

James Smithson, the Smithsonian's founding donor, dies in Genoa, Italy. He is buried in the Protestant cemetery, about a mile west of Genoa, on a high elevation overlooking the town of Sampierdarena. His will provides for the creation of an institution for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge."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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