Aerial View of Smithsonian Buildings, 1933

ID: MAH10981

Creator: Jex, Garnet W

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1933

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 396, Folder: Photos of Exhibits, Accession 113652

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Summary

A painting of an aerial view of the Smithsonian Institution buildings on The Mall in 1933. The buildings visible are the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Arts and Industries Building, the National Museum of Natural History, the Freer Gallery of Art, and in the South Yard, the South Shed, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and a temporary metal building from World War I used for the National Air Museum. Also visible is the National Archives and Records Administration building. This painting by Garnet W. Jex was one of nine oil paintings prepared by different artists commissioned by the Smithsonian to illustrate events in Smithsonian history for the Smithsonian exhibit at the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition in 1933.

Subject

  • Jex, Garnet W
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • South Yard
  • South Shed
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • National Archives and Record Administration (NARA)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 396, Folder: Photos of Exhibits, Accession 113652

Contact information

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

Date

1933

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Landscapes
  • Century of Progress Exposition
  • Smithsonian Park
  • Painting

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape
  • Aerial

ID Number

MAH10981

Physical description

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

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