Survey Offices in Washington, D.C

ID: SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-111382]

Creator: Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1873

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, Image No. SIA2018-111382

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This office space, most likely located at 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washington, D.C., belonged to the Hayden Survey, an expedition that went throughout western Wyoming and Colorado that later led to the formation of the U.S. Geological Surveys of the Territories within the Department of the Interior. Pictured are William Nicholson, Henry Gannett, and John Merle Coulter working at desks in their office.


  • Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887
  • Nicholson, William
  • Gannett, Henry 1846-1914
  • Coulter, John Merle 1851-1928
  • Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)


  • See also number SPI_1506
  • See also number 87-1885

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7177, Image No. SIA2018-111382

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



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Black-and-white photographs

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SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-111382]

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