Postcard of the New National Museum

ID: SIA2011-2295 (front) and SIA2011-2296 (back)

Creator: B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: c. 1910-1915

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

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Summary

Postcard entitled "New National Museum," now the National Museum of Natural History. The roof is green, though in reality it is actually gold. The grounds are empty and the trees are full. Only a few small clouds are in the sky. The message side is unused, but it has a printed note: "The New National Museum in the Mall is a massive and dignified structure of granite, 561x365 feet in area, being greater than any other Government building except the Capitol."

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, opened to the public on March 17, 1910. The U.S. National Museum was first housed in what is now known as the Arts and Industries Building.
  • The postcard is numbered 5069. Produced by B.S. Reynolds Co., Washington, D.C.
  • 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

c. 1910-1915

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

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

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2011-2295 (front) and SIA2011-2296 (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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