Sepia Postcard of the Smithsonian Castle

ID: SIA2013-07809 (front) and SIA2013-07810 (back)

Creator: Albertype Company, The

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1933

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, Box 16, Folder: Postcards

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Summary

Sepia postcard of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle. The postcard is unused, but the message side has a printed note about the Smithsonian: "Founded in 1846 by the bequest to the United States of James Smithson, an Englishman, 'for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.' Governed by a Board of Regents comprising the Vice President, the Chief Justice, three senators, three representatives, and six eminent citizens. The executive officer in charge is the Secretary, elected by the Regents. Through its private funds, the Institution conducts researches in many branches of science and publishes the results. It also administers the National Museum [now the National Museum of Natural History and the Arts and Industries Building], the National Zoological Park, and five other bureaus for the Government."

Subject

Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This postcard is in a 1933 pack of postcards.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, Box 16, Folder: Postcards

Contact information

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

Date

1933

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

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

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-07809 (front) and SIA2013-07810 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Sepia; Size: 5.5w x 3.4h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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