US National Museum Building, West Court

ID: SIA2009-1800

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1913

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, RU 79, Box 9, Folder: 1

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Photograph of the west court, looking toward the south pavilion and rotunda, and showing the projection of one of the stair towers of the U.S. National Museum Building, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. The dome of the rotunda can be seen in the top of the image.


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Plate originally used in Richard Rathbun's USNM Bulletin 80, plate 7.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, RU 79, Box 9, Folder: 1

Contact information

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


c. 1913

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  • Towers
  • Details
  • Courtyards
  • Architecture
  • Stairs
  • Rotundas
  • Architecture--Details
  • Domes


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

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Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 7.75w x 9.5h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic Print

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