Postcard of the Smithsonian Institution Castle

ID: SIA2013-06631 (front) and SIA2013-06632 (back)


Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: c. 1905

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 75, Folder: 6

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Postcard has a view of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, on a cloudy day. The grounds are empty and some of the trees are bare. The message side is blank.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • The Smithsonian Institution Castle was designed by architect James Renwick, Jr. Construction was completed in 1855.
  • #6352. Made in Germany. Produced by A.C. Bosselman & Co., New York.
  • This postcard is located in Accession #02-023, which is part of Record Unit 95.
  • For a version of this postcard that was used, see Negatives SIA2013-07206 and SIA2013-07207.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 75, Folder: 6

Contact information

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


c. 1905

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


Washington (D.C.)


  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-06631 (front) and SIA2013-06632 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.375w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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