Visitors to the Smithsonian in the South Yard

ID: 82-3369

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1950s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder 44

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Summary

In the South Yard of the Smithsonian Institution visitors walk along a pathway and in the parking lot. Also, cars are parked in the South Yard, and the Air and Space Building (the temporary metal building) is in the background. Originally built in 1917 by the U.S. Signal Service for use during World War I, the temporary building was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1919 and was used as a museum. The building was demolished in 1975 in preparation for the Victorian Garden, the Bicentennial of the American Revolution celebrations, and the new National Air and Space Museum.

Subject

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • South Yard

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder 44

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1950s

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Parking lots
  • Transportation
  • Museums
  • Automobiles
  • Aircraft Building
  • Museum visitors

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid
  • Exterior

ID Number

82-3369

Physical description

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

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