Gateway of the Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: SIA2011-2830 or 43804

Creator: N. Orr & Co

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1857

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 5A

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Summary

Engraving of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle," gateway with visitors outside the gates and man going through a door to the right of the gates. On the left is a dog running. The engraving was published in the Smithsonian Guidebook of 1857. The gates were designed in 1849 by James Renwick, but were not built in the nineteenth century.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building South Front

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

From William Jones Rhees, An Account of the Smithsonian Institution (Philadelphia: Collins, 1857).

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 5A

Contact information

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

Date

1857

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Guide books
  • Museums
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Museum visitors

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Engraving
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2011-2830 or 43804

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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