United States Department of Agriculture Building

ID: MAH-75619

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Exterior

Date: 1868

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder 19A

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Summary

In 1862 Congress established a separate Department of Agriculture for the purpose of promoting the art of husbandry and the general diffusion of agricultural knowledge, and also for the importation and distribution of the most valuable seeds of foreign and domestic growth. The United States Department of Agriculture building was built in 1867 and razed in 1930. In 1868 a staff of 72 was able to occupy its new headquarters on the Mall.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • United States Dept. of Agriculture
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Stereoview mounted on yellow cardboard. M. Cudlip, Publisher, Stereoscopic Views, Washington, D.C. For further information on the old Agriculture Department Building, see James M. Goode's "Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings," pgs. 316-318.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder 19A

Contact information

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

Date

1868

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Washington, D.C
  • Buildings
  • Buildings--Washington, D.C

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Exterior
  • Stereoscopic view

ID Number

MAH-75619

Physical description

Number 2of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 8.5w x 6h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Stereoscopic view

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