National Museum Building Committee, 1880

ID: 78-10099

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder: 43

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The National Museum Building Committee stand in an unfinished doorway of the new United States National Museum Building, now the Arts and Industries Building, while it is under construction. From the left: General Montgomery C. Meigs; General William Tecumseh Sherman, Smithsonian Regent and Chairman of Building Committee; Peter Parker, Smithsonian Regent; Spencer F. Baird, Smithsonian Secretary; Adolph Cluss, Architect; W. J. Rhees, Chief Clerk; Daniel Leech, Correspondence Clerk.


  • Meigs, Montgomery C (Montgomery Cunningham) 1816-1892
  • Sherman, William T (William Tecumseh) 1820-1891
  • Parker, Peter
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Cluss, Adolph 1825-1905
  • Rhees, William Jones 1830-1907
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum
  • Board of Regents


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Negative # 1475 was used to add Rhees and Leech to this photograph.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder: 43

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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
  • Construction
  • Architecture
  • National Museum Building Committee
  • Secretaries
  • New Museums
  • Leech, Daniel
  • Regents


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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

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