Victorian Gates on A&I Building

ID: 79-10672-25 or 79-10672.25

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1979

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: October 1979

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This set of elaborate iron gates, one of four pairs created in 1879 to adorn the entrances to the United States National Museum, were reinstalled outside the west door to the Arts and Industries Building in September 1979 after extensive restoration, following their discovery in Tennessee and return to Washington, D.C. This photo looks out through the gates onto the Victorian Garden with the Freer Gallery of Art in the distance and the Washington Monument.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Victorian Garden
  • Arts and Industries Building West Entrance
  • South Yard


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See Neg. #2002-10706 for their original placement in the 1880s.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: October 1979

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



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  • Architecture
  • Gardens
  • Gates
  • Gardens, Victorian
  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)


Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

ID Number

79-10672-25 or 79-10672.25

Physical description

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

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