James Smithson Bicentennial Celebration Procession: East Wing of Smithsonian Castle Visible in Background

ID: SIA2009-3213

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. The procession, some of whom are shown here going across the Mall, included leaders, who are dressed in their academic robes, from the fields of the sciences and the humanities. The east wing of the Smithsonian Castle is visible in the background.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
  • Bicentennial Celebration Commemorating the Birth of James Smithson 1965

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
  • Group, candid
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2009-3213

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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