U.S. National Museum Decorated for Garfield Inaugural Ball

ID: MAH66044

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1880s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 10

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Summary

The East Hall looking toward the Rotunda, with the "Statue of America" in it, of the new United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building, decorated for President James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur's Inaugural Ball, March 4, 1881. This was the first event held in the building. Strings of garlands of electric lights were strung from the ceiling.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Arthur, Chester Alan 1829-1886
  • Garfield, James A (James Abram) 1831-1881
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum
  • United States National Museum East Hall
  • United States President

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 10

Contact information

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

Date

1881

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Inaugural Balls
  • Presidents
  • Openings
  • Event
  • Garfield Inaugural Ball
  • Statues
  • Electricity
  • Bunting (Cloth)
  • Statue of America (Statue)
  • Museum buildings
  • Rotundas
  • Museum openings
  • Electric lighting
  • New Museums

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

MAH66044

Physical description

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

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