Henry Statue

ID: 97-4128-07

Creator: Vargas, Rick

Form/Genre: Negative

Date: 1997

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009

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Joseph Henry statue at the entrance of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle." Henry was the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Insitution from 1846-1878. The bronze statue was commissioned in 1880 and installed in 1883, at which time it faced the Smithsonian Building. It was turned to face the National Mall in 1965.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


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Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Color ; Size: 122mm ; Type of Image: Photograph ; Medium: Negative

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