Natural History Building Before Wing Additions

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View from across the Mall of the United States National Museum (USNM) building, before the wing additions. It is now the Natural History Building (NHB) housing the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Cars are parked along the streets of the Mall.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Photo in Folder 13 is without the two automobiles in the foreground.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 13

Contact information

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


c. 1930

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Museum buildings
  • Landscapes
  • Grounds
  • Automobiles


Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape
  • Exterior

ID Number

36424 or MAH-36424

Physical description

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

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