Library in the Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: SIA2011-2392 or 43804-L

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1857

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 22

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Print of an engraving of the library in the west end of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle." The engraving was published in the Smithsonian Guidebook of 1857. Men are looking at books and talking. Busts can be seen on the upper balcony.


  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 22

Contact information

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



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  • Engraving
  • Books and reading
  • Balconies
  • Busts
  • SI, Early History
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Museum visitors
  • Books


  • Photographic print
  • Interior
  • Engraving

ID Number

SIA2011-2392 or 43804-L

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 10w x 8h ; Type of Image: Interior; Engraving ; Medium: Photographic print

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