Preliminary Drawing of United States National Museum Building by Adolf Cluss & Frederick Daniel

ID: 97-3390 or 1322

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1877

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 1

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Preliminary drawing by Cluss and Daniel of the exterior of a "proposed annex of the Smithsonian Building for the accommodation of the Centennial Exhibit Donation." or better known as the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. Cluss and Daniel were business partners from 1876 to 1878. They submitted plans for the SI Bldg Annex in 1976 as well as early plans for the A&I Building.


  • Cluss, Adolph 1825-1905
  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building


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Neg. #1322 is blurry, use 97-3390.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 1

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  • Museum buildings
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  • Daniel, Frederick


  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

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97-3390 or 1322

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 4h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print

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