South Front - Freer

ID: SIA2007-0169

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1950

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection 01-082, Box 1, Folder: Photographs, Exterior - South Front

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Summary

View is of the doorway and south front of the Freer Gallery of Art. Steps, flanked by lamp posts one on either side, lead up to the doorway. In 1916, construction began on the Freer Gallery to house the Asian art collection of Charles Freer. Completion was delayed by World War I and the gallery was not opened until 1923. The Gallery is an Italian Renaissance-style building of Massachusetts granite and Tennessee marble. The building was designed by American architect and landscape planner Charles A. Platt (1861-1933).

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Platt, Charles A (Charles Adams) 1861-1933
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Freer Gallery of Art Building North Entrance
  • Freer Gallery of Art Building North Façade

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Freer negative H525 8

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection 01-082, Box 1, Folder: Photographs, Exterior - South Front

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1950

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Architecture
  • Lighting
  • Doors
  • Stairs

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Architecture

ID Number

SIA2007-0169

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 9.8w x 7.5h; Type of Image: Architecture; Medium: Photographic print

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