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

ID: 2002-10694

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1878

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

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Preliminary plans by Cluss and Daniel, Architects, for the new United States National Museum building, now called the Arts and Industries Building. Drawings are of the front elevation and cross section of the building. Cluss and Daniel were business partners from 1876 to 1878. They submitted plans for the SI Bldg Annex in 1976 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 1320, but that negative has been lost.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 32 Folder 1

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

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