Artist's Painting of North Facade of SI Building

ID: 82-3280

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1857

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder 4

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Watercolor drawing of north facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building shows groups of visitors out front on the paths. A partially completed Washington Monument can be seen on the right.


Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder 4

Contact information

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


c. 1857

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  • North front
  • Architecture
  • Museums
  • Painting
  • Museum visitors
  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
  • Watercolor painting


Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

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Physical description

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

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