South Side of The Mall Looking Towards Capitol Building, 1965

ID: 58834 or MAH-58834

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1965

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Box 98, Folder: SDR - Photographs

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From the top of the Washington Monument, the south side of the National Mall looking towards the United States Capitol Building, October 5, 1965. Buildings visible in the picture include the Freer Gallery of Art (FGA), the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB) or "Castle", the South Shed, the Air and Space Building (in a temporary metal building), the Arts and Industries Building (A&I) with two rockets along the west side, the Army Medical Museum, the temporary government buildings built during World War II, the United States Botanic Garden, the Sam Rayburn House Office Building, the United States Capitol Building, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium. On the south side of Independence Avenue and across from the Army Medical Museum is the Federal Aviation Administration Building.


  • Army Medical Museum (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Library of Congress
  • Medical Museum (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology)
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • South Shed
  • United States Botanic Garden
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • Rocket Row
  • United States Federal Aviation Administration


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See negative # 58833 for north side of The Mall.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 99, Box 98, Folder: SDR - Photographs

Contact information

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



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  • Sam Rayburn House Office Building
  • Temporary government buildings
  • Robert F. Kennedy Stadium


  • District of Columbia
  • Northwest
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States of America
  • National Mall
  • Washington


  • Photographic print
  • Aerial

ID Number

58834 or MAH-58834

Physical description

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

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