Blank Postcard of the Smithsonian Institution Castle

ID: SIA2013-06649 (front) and SIA2013-06650 (back)

Creator: Curt Teich & Co

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1934

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 27

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Summary

Blank postcard of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, and statue of Joseph Henry. The grounds are empty and the trees are bare. The message side is blank, and the card has white edging.

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).
  • #4A-H2182. "C.T. Photo-Colorit," Made Only By Curt Teich & Co., Inc., Chicago, USA. Curt Otto Teich (1877-1974), a German immigrant, founded Curt Teich & Co., which was a postcard printing company that operated from 1898 to 1978. The company specialized in view and advertising postcards, and was the largest volume printer of this type in the world from the 1920s to the 1940s. C.T. Photo-Colorit was a printing process used by Curt Teich & Co.
  • This postcard is located in Accession #13-204, which is part of Record Unit 95.
  • For another version of this postcard, see Negatives SIA2013-06645 and SIA2013-06646.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 27

Contact information

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

Date

1934

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

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

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Linen

ID Number

SIA2013-06649 (front) and SIA2013-06650 (back)

Physical description

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

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