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

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Unveiling of a model for the exhibition "The Federal City: Plans and Realities" in the Office of Exhibits Central workshop, with Wilcomb Washburn, curator of the exhibition and Director of the Office of American Studies; Charles Atherton, Secretary of the Commission of Fine Arts; John Nolen, Jr., past director of the National Capital Planning Commission; and Susan Hamilton, Smithsonian Bicentennial Coordinator. They are gathered around a model showing the Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue as envisioned by the Senate Park Commission in 1902.


  • Washburn, Wilcomb E
  • Atherton, Charles Henry 1932-2005
  • Nolen, John 1898-1986
  • Hamilton, Susan A
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Exhibits Central


  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," March 1976

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: March 1976, Image No. 76-2586-24

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1976
  • February 3, 1976

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  • Models (representations)
  • Exhibitions
  • Models and modelmaking


Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)


Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [76-2586-24]

Physical description

8 x 10;

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