Procession for the James Smithson Bicentennial Celebration towards NHB

ID: SIA2009-3212

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Event

Date: September 16, 17, 18, 1965

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection 142, Box 6, Folder Color Photos

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Summary

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of James Smithson, founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution, a three day celebration was held September 16, 17, 18, 1965. The event included an academic procession. Shown here are the backs of the leaders dressed in their academic robes of the procession as they proceed across the Mall toward the Natural History building visible through the trees. The procession included leaders from the fields of the sciences and the humanities.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Bicentennial Celebration Commemorating the Birth of James Smithson 1965
  • James Smithson Bicentennial Celebration 1965
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection 142, Box 6, Folder Color Photos

Contact information

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

Date

September 16, 17, 18, 1965

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Anniversaries
  • Academic costume
  • Parades
  • Event

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Event
  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

SIA2009-3212

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 3.17 x 3.13; Type of Image: Group, candid; Event; Medium: Photographic print

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