Workers Moving Plate Glass into the Natural History Building

ID: SIA2009-1785

Creator: Leet Brothers, Washington DC

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: circa 1910

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

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Summary

A cart filled with plate glass from the E. J. Murphy Co. sits in front of the nearly completed Natural History Building. The new United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, opened on March 17, 1910, housing the Smithsonian Institution's natural history, art, culture, and history collections.Workers erected a wood pulley ramp up the stairs of the Natural History Building to move the plate glass. Men are standing on the ground near the plate glass and on the stairs along the wood ramp.

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • E. J. Murphy Co

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For more images of the plate glass installation at the Natural History Building, see SIA2009-1783 through SIA2009-1789.

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

circa 1910

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Topic

  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Carriages and carts

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

SIA2009-1785

Physical description

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

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