View of Mall Looking toward the Northwest

ID: SIA2010-0190 or 43049

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1954

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9521, Box 1, T. Dale Stewart Oral History Interview

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View of the National Mall looking toward the northwest includes the Army Medical Museum at Independence and 7th Street, Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution Building or "The Castle", and across the Mall the Natural History Building, now the National Museum of Natural History. Train tracks span 7th Street, N.W. and trolley tracks go up the center of 7th Street. Houses and business establishments are on the block between 7th Street, Independence Avenue and C Street where the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration building is now located.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Army Medical Museum (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Medical Museum (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


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Photograph included in the transcript of T. Dale Stewart Oral History Interview by Pamela M. Henson, February 7, 1975, in Smithsonian Institution Archives. See James M. Goode's "Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings" for more on the Army Medical Museum, pages 323-325.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9521, Box 1, T. Dale Stewart Oral History Interview

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  • Railroads
  • Street photography
  • Buildings, structures, etc
  • Landscapes
  • Architecture
  • Washington, D.C
  • History
  • City of Washington, D.C
  • Streets
  • Trolley buses
  • Aerial photographs
  • Buildings--Washington, D.C
  • Trolley buses--History
  • Aerial views


  • District of Columbia
  • Southwest
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States of America
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape
  • Aerial

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SIA2010-0190 or 43049

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 6.25 w x 6.5 h; Type of Image: Landscape; Aerial; Medium: Photographic print

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