Hoisting the New Bell for the Flag Tower, Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: 96-25337-34a

Creator: Strauss, Richard

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1996

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 97-074 Box 1 Folder Birthday Party on the Mall Bell and Flag

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Summary

The new bell for the Flag Tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building being lifted by a crane to its new home. The new bell was installed in the Flag Tower on August 10, 1996 on the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution. The bell is 34" in diameter, 28" high and weighs 821 pounds. It is composed of solid bronze and was cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, London, England on September 21, 1995.

Author

Strauss, Richard

Subject

  • 150th Birthday Party on the Mall (Event)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

See Accession 98-042 for more pictures and information on the new bell.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 97-074 Box 1 Folder Birthday Party on the Mall Bell and Flag

Contact information

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

Date

1996

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Anniversaries
  • Bells
  • Cranes, derricks, etc
  • Flag Tower
  • Sesquicentennial of the Smithsonian Institution (Event)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building
  • Smithsonian's 150th Birthday Party
  • Birthday Party on the Mall (Event)
  • Whitechapel Bell Foundry
  • Smithsonian Institution Building--Flag Tower
  • Installation
  • Event

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

96-25337-34a

Physical description

Color: Color; Size: 4w x 6h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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