Aerial View of the Mall Filled with People and Tents for 150th Birthday Party on the Mall

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An aerial view of the National Mall and the Smithsonian Museums looking east towards the United States Capitol Building, August 10, 1996. The Mall is filled with people and tents for the Birthday Party on the Mall celebrating the Smithsonian's 150th anniversary. Buildings that can be seen in the photograph are the Freer Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution Building, Arts and Industries Building, Hirshhorn Museum, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art, United States Capitol Building, National Archives and Records Administration, and the Department of Energy Forrestal Building.


  • 150th Birthday Party on the Mall (Event)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States Dept. of Energy James G. Forrestal Building
  • Birthday Party on the Mall (Event)
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Archives and Record Administration (NARA)
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-074, Box 1, Folder: Birthday Party on the Mall - Crowd shots and "Before and After" shots

Contact information

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



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  • Anniversaries
  • Landscapes
  • Sesquicentennial of the Smithsonian Institution (Event)
  • Photography, Aerial
  • Smithsonian's 150th Birthday Party
  • Aerial photography


  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape
  • Aerial

ID Number

96-25404-19 or 96-25404.19

Physical description

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

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