Preliminary Plans by Adolf Cluss & Frederick Daniel for Proposed U.S. National Museum

ID: 2002-10695

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1877

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder 1

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Preliminary plans by Adolf Cluss and Frederick Daniel for the exterior of the proposed United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, dated January 1877. Cluss and Daniel were business partners from 1876 to 1878. They submitted plans for the Smithsonian Institution Building Annex in 1876 as well as early plans for the A&I Building.


  • Cluss, Adolph 1825-1905
  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building


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The original negative number is 1306, but that negative has been lost.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder 1

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



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  • Daniel, Frederick


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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 4h; Type of Image: Architectural; Medium: Photographic print

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