Aerial View of East and North Sides of Freer Gallery

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An aerial view of the north and east sides of the Freer Gallery of Art shows construction debris on the ground around the two sides of the new building. The Department of Agriculture building at the corner of Independence and 12th Street is to the west of the Gallery. In the distance on the left the Potomac River can be seen. Homes, other buildings, a smokestack and clock tower can also be seen


  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Freer Gallery of Art Building North Façade
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Building


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See Negative Number SIA2007-0171 for the same view of a the Freer Gallery after construction was completed. "FILE PRINT" is stamped into the image.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-082, Box 2, Folder: Photographs, Exterior - North Front

Contact information

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


c. 1923

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Buildings, structures, etc
  • Architecture
  • Clock tower
  • Art museums
  • Construction equipment
  • Aerial photography
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Aerial photographs
  • Aerial views


  • Potomac River
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior
  • Architecture
  • Aerial

ID Number


Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 9.8w x 7.6h; Type of Image: Exterior; Architecture; Medium: Photographic print

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