Southern Railroad Car arriving at the NMHT, 1961

ID: SIA2009-2175

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Event

Date: c. 1961

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 6, Folder: 6

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Summary

The Southern Railroad car arrives at the new Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History. The car arrives while the museum is still under construction. Looking out though the unfinished Railroad Hall, the Southern Railroad car can be seen on tracks which have been laid into the hall, and some workmen are to the right and left of the train. Wooden planks and other construction materials are laying in front of the tracks. In the background the part of the dome and the west side of the National Museum of Natural History Building are visible.

Subject

  • Railroad Hall (NMHT)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Natural History Building
  • Southern Railroad

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For other images of the Southern Railroad car arriving at NMHT see Negatives SIA2009-2174 and SA-912. For similar images of the Pacific Railroad car arriving at NMHT see Negatives SA1289 or 2004-10283, MAH-49366, and SA-911. Also, in this folder is a list of hand written captions to the pictures.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 6, Folder: 6

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1961

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Trains
  • Railroads
  • Museum buildings
  • Moving of artifacts
  • Workmen
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Steam locomotives
  • Employees
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Construction workers
  • Locomotives
  • Railroads--Trains
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • District of Columbia
  • Northwest
  • National Museum of American History
  • United States of America
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington

Form/Genre

  • Event
  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

SIA2009-2175

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 9.5w x 7.5h ; Type of Image: Event; Object; Medium: Photographic print

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