Rotunda of the U.S. National Museum Decorated with Flags

ID: 29818 or MAH-29818

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: circa 1915

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 532, Box 103, Folder: NHB Undated

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The Rotunda of the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, decorated with American flag buntings hanging from the balconies. The statue in the bottom right corner of the image is American sculptor Paul Wayland Bartlett's plaster model of his sculpture of the Marquis de Lafayette that was outside of the Louvre.


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See Neg. # 29819 for another part of the building decorated for the same event.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 532, Box 103, Folder: NHB Undated

Contact information

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


circa 1915

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  • Decorations
  • Bunting (Cloth)
  • Flags
  • Rotundas


United States


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

29818 or MAH-29818

Physical description

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

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