Unveiling of Model for "The Federal City: Plans and Realities" Exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

ID: SIA RU000371 [76-2525-18]

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1976

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: March 1976, Image No. 76-2525-18

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Summary

Unveiling of a model for the exhibition "The Federal City: Plans and Realities" in the Office of Exhibits Central workshop, with (from left) John Singleton, model maker; John Widener, Exhibits Central; Paul Perrot, Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs; Charles Conrad, Director of the National Capital Planning Commission; Wilcomb Washburn, curator of the exhibition and Director of the Office of American Studies; Charles Atherton, Secretary of the Commission of Fine Arts; Samuel Fraser, National Capital Planning Commission; and Donald Myers, Commission of Fine Arts. They are viewing a model of the city's central area as it was in 1900.

Subject

  • Perrot, Paul N
  • Washburn, Wilcomb E
  • Atherton, Charles Henry 1932-2005
  • Conrad, Charles H
  • Fraser, Samuel
  • Myers, Donald
  • Singleton, John
  • Widener, John
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central

Notes

  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," March 1976: A three-dimensional look at the plans of Washington's successive planners and designers was unveiled February 23 as a Bicentennial exhibition. "The Federal City: Plans and Realities," opened in the Great Hall of the Smithsonian Building.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: March 1976, Image No. 76-2525-18

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1976
  • February 3, 1976

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  • No Copyright - United States

Topic

  • Models (representations)
  • Exhibitions
  • Models and modelmaking

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [76-2525-18]

Physical description

8 x 10;

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