Art Room in Smithsonian Institution Building (1903)

ID: 16854 or MAH-16854

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1903

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder: 20

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The Art Room in the East Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building, created by third Secretary Samuel P. Langley. The furnishings were specially designed by Hornblower and Marshall. Encircling the room was a plaster copy of the Parthenon frieze and carbon photographs by Adolphe Braun of Old Master portraits and paintings.


  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
  • Hornblower & Marshall


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See Field, Stamm and Ewing, The Castle: An Illustrated History, p. 46; U.S. National Museum Report 1903, p. 233.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder: 20

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



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  • Art Room
  • Smithsonian Institution Building
  • Interiors
  • Art Collection
  • Smithsonian Institution Building--Art Room
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  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

16854 or MAH-16854

Physical description

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

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