Postcard of the U.S. National Museum and a Garden

ID: SIA2011-2275 (front) and SIA2011-2276 (back)

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: September 11, 1907

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 25

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Summary

Color postcard of the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, with a circular garden plot of green, orange, and yellow foliage in the foreground. There is a white border at the bottom of the front and contains a short written message: "Sep 11. Just six o'clock ready to go out to breakfast, good Bye." The back of the postcard is addressed to Marley Williams in New York. The card was mailed to Marley on September 11, 1907.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, was designed by two Philadelphia architects: Adolph Cluss and Rudolph Schulze.
  • The postcard is numbered U.S. 512 and was made in Germany.
  • This postcard is located in Accession #11-271, which is part of Record Unit 95.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 84, Folder: 25

Contact information

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

Date

September 11, 1907

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

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

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2011-2275 (front) and SIA2011-2276 (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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