Construction of A&I Galleries

ID: MNH-11480 or NHB-11480

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1897-1903

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 11

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Construction of the galleries on the second floor of the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building, to provide additional exhibit space began in 1897. This picture is of the west range and court, and shows workers using a pulley to lift construction material up to the gallery. Workers are also mixing construction materials on the floor.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 11

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


c. 1897-1903

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  • Museum buildings
  • Construction
  • Architecture
  • Galleries (Architecture)
  • Balconies
  • Personnel management
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Employees
  • Galleries
  • Renovations
  • Construction workers
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

MNH-11480 or NHB-11480

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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