Postcard of the National Museum

ID: SIA2011-2291 (front) and SIA2011-2292 (back)


Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: February 5, 1911

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

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  • Postcard of the National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. The sky is clear and the trees are full. A circular garden plot surrounded by a short, rounded fence is in the foreground. The front of the postcard has a white border. The postcard is addressed to Miss Mary Wilson, and it is postmarked February 5, 1911. The message is as follows:
  • Hello:- Was indeed glad to get your card. How is this for a spring day? Sure I am still "on my job." How many months of school do you have left? Yes we have both penants [sic] and pins. I think we will have some new pins in a few days Sincerely H.B.M.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • The Arts and Industries Building was designed by two Philadelphia architects: Adolph Cluss and Rudolph Schulze.
  • The postcard is numbered 3076. Published by The Ullman Manufacturing Co., New York.
  • This postcard is located in Accession 11-271, which is part of Record Unit 95.

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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,


February 5, 1911

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ID Number

SIA2011-2291 (front) and SIA2011-2292 (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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