Postcard of the Smithsonian Institution Castle to Mabel Roper

ID: SIA2013-07204 (front) and SIA2013-07205 (back)

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Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: October 27, 1904

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 4A

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Summary

Postcard with a view of the Smithsonian Institution Castle and statue of Joseph Henry on a cloudy day. The grounds are empty. The postcard was mailed to Miss Mabel Roper on October 27, 1904. White border.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The Smithsonian Institution "Castle" was designed by architect James Renwick, Jr. Construction was completed in 1855. The statue out front is of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian (term 1846-1878).
  • #112. Produced by Foster & Reynolds, Washington, D.C.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 4A

Contact information

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

Date

October 27, 1904

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Postcard
  • Museum buildings
  • Architecture
  • Buildings

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

Postcard

ID Number

SIA2013-07204 (front) and SIA2013-07205 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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