Roof of NHB and Buildings of the City of Washington, D.C

ID: 2003-19563

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1920s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Box 1

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Several workmen can be seen working on the roof of the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. Beyond the roof, looking to the east, can be seen the U.S. Capitol Building and the Library of Congress.


  • Library of Congress
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States National Museum


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


For another view see also Bib. #7973. Previously identified as being in Folder: Photographs of NHB Interior

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 562, Box 1

Contact information

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


c. 1920s

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  • Street photography
  • Buildings, structures, etc
  • Landscapes
  • Photography, Panoramic
  • Architecture
  • Washington, D.C
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Roofs
  • City of Washington, D.C
  • Aerial photographs
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Buildings--Washington, D.C
  • Aerial views


Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Aerial
  • Landscape

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Physical description

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

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