Postcard of the New National Museum and Washington, D.C

ID: SIA2013-07214 (front) and SIA2013-07215 (back)

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Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: c. 1910-1915

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 12

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Summary

Postcard with a semi-aerial view of the new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, and Washington, D.C. The museum is the focus of the postcard, but the city of Washington stretches out far behind the museum. The message side is blank.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The new United States National Museum opened to the public on March 17, 1910. The U.S. National Museum was first housed in what is now known as the Arts and Industries Building, but expanded to a second building in 1910. The new U.S. National Museum is now the National Museum of Natural History.
  • #152. Published by I. & M. Ottenheimer, Baltimore, Maryland.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 12

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1910-1915

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Postcard
  • Museum buildings
  • Street photography
  • Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
  • Architecture
  • Buildings

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-07214 (front) and SIA2013-07215 (back)

Physical description

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

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