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Summary

New blue and white enamel banners are hung from Mall lampposts. The signs are "one part of a public sinage and information system designed for the Mall by Wyman and Cannan of New York, under the direction of a steering committee of officials from the National Gallery of Art, National Archives, the Capitol, the National Park Service and SI." There are also a series of kiosks containing two-sided, three dimensional maps of the Mall with names and information in five languages. Work on this project was inaugurated in September 1975.

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Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Torch, 11/1976, p. 8

Contact information

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

Date

1976

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Flags
  • Buildings

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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