National Air Museum Building in South Yard

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The National Air Museum building in the South Yard seen from the southeast side with a French made Renault tank and a German howitzer sitting by its door. On the street many automobiles from the 1920's are parked and in the foreground is wrought iron fences around yards. The Air Museum building was a temporary metal building from World War I military work. The Smithsonian Institution Building is seen in the background.


  • National Air Museum (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • South Yard


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The old negative number is 30599, but that negative could not be found. Negative number 30599a is a similar photograph from the south-west view.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Box 1, Folder: Photographs- NHB including the laying of the corner stone

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



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  • Museum buildings
  • Renault tank
  • Tanks
  • Fences
  • Automobiles
  • German howitzer


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

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

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