Postcard of the United States National Museum Building

ID: 2003-19543 (front) and SIA2013-07201 (back)

Creator: B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: c. 1915-1930

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 9

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Summary

Postcard with an exterior view of the old United States National Museum building, now known as the Arts and Industries Building. 1721 is in the bottom left-hand corner on the front. The front has a white border. An American Flag is flying above the museum, and two people sit on a bench under a tree. On the message side there is a printed note about the museum: "The National Museum contains the Government collections, comprising millions of objects of scientific and artistic interest, collected from all quarters of the globe."

Author

B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The Arts and Industries Building was designed by two Philadelphia architects: Adolph Cluss and Rudolph Schulze.
  • 1721 in bottom left-hand corner on the front.
  • For another version of this postcard, see Negatives SIA2013-06643 and SIA2013-06644.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 9

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1915-1930

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • American Flag
  • Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
  • Museum buildings
  • Postcard
  • Architecture
  • Flags

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Architecture
  • Paper

ID Number

2003-19543 (front) and SIA2013-07201 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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