Laborers Laying Floor in the U.S. National Museum

ID: MNH-11306 or NHB-11306

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1898

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 23

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Laborers can be seen working on the laying of a new floor of marble and terrazzo, according to the Watkins' system, in one of the Northeast Range of the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. The lower half of the Water Transportation exhibit is covered for protection. On the upper half of the wall models of boats can be seen. Canoes can also be seen hanging from the ceiling.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 23

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



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  • Metamorphic rocks
  • Construction
  • Boats and boating
  • Ceilings
  • Architecture
  • Models (representations)
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Terrazzo
  • Renovations
  • Floors
  • Construction workers
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Models and modelmaking
  • Marble


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

MNH-11306 or NHB-11306

Physical description

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

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