Panoramic View of the City of Washington, D.C

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Second in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., moving from left to right, taken from a tower in the Smithsonian Institution Building. The Mall is in the foreground covered with trees with the buildings of the City of Washington beyond. On the left is the Ellipse just beyond the trees and the large building behind it is the State, War and Navy Building, now known as the Old Executive Office Building.


  • Jackson, William Henry 1843-1942
  • Old Executive Office Building
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Second in a series of four panoramic photographs of Washington, D.C., west to east and from left to right. See Neg. #s 61686-A, 61686-C, 61686-D.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 10

Contact information

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


c. 1886

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  • Street photography
  • Buildings, structures, etc
  • Landscapes
  • Photography, Panoramic
  • Architecture
  • Washington, D.C
  • Parks
  • Aerial photographs
  • Buildings--Washington, D.C
  • Aerial views


  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Ellipse, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Aerial
  • Landscape
  • Panoramic photographs

ID Number

61686-B or MAH-61686B

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8 1/2 w x 7 1/2 h; Type of Image: Panoramic photography;Landscape; Aerial; Medium: Photographic print

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