Grayscale Postcard of the Smithsonian Institution Castle

ID: SIA2013-06633 (front) and SIA2013-06634 (back)


Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: February 13, 1905

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

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Grayscale postcard of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle. The front has a white border. The postcard is addressed to Leo. R. Laybourn in St. Paul, Minnesota. The card is postmarked in February 1905 in Washington and arrived in St. Paul on February 13, 1905.


  • 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.
  • The postcard is numbered 1123. It was produced by ILL. P. Card Co., New York.
  • This postcard is located in Accession #02-023, which is part of Record Unit 95.

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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,


February 13, 1905

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ID Number

SIA2013-06633 (front) and SIA2013-06634 (back)

Physical description

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

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