Reading Room in the Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: SIA2011-2393 or 78-3854

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1857

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 24

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Summary

Print of an engraving of the reading room of the library in the west end of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle." The engraving was published in the Smithsonian Guidebook of 1857. Visitors are reading or walking around. This room is now known as Schermer Hall.

Author

Unknown

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 24

Contact information

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

Date

1857

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

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

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior
  • Engraving

ID Number

SIA2011-2393 or 78-3854

Physical description

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

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