Painters working in the Natural History Building, 1912

ID: SIA2009-1792

Creator: Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1912

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 532, Box 104, Folder: Natural History Building 1912

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Summary

Painters sitting on scaffolding in one the ranges on the first floor of the Natural History Building. The painters were painting the ceiling of a wing of the new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, building soon after it was finished being built.The image was taken by then Director Richard Rathbun. There are about 18 men sitting on the scaffolding, wearing painting uniforms and some are holding brushes in the air. Four men are standing on the floor of the range. Wooden exhibit cases line the hall and some are filled with artifacts.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

See also SIA2009-1790 and SIA2009-1791

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 532, Box 104, Folder: Natural History Building 1912

Contact information

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

Date

1912

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Ceilings
  • Painters
  • Scaffolding
  • Exhibit cases
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Painting, Industrial
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

SIA2009-1792

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Sepia ; Size: 9.5w x 7.5h; Type of Image: Interior ; Medium: Photographic print

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