Postcard of New National Museum and Can of Pompeian Olive Oil

ID: SIA2013-01123 (front) and SIA2013-01124 (back)

Creator: National Photo Company

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: c. 1911

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 12

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Summary

Grayscale postcard of the new United States National Museum building, now the National Museum of Natural History. Above the museum on the right side of the postcard is pictured a can of Pompeian brand olive oil. The postcard is unused.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) first opened to the public on March 17, 1910, as the new United States National Museum (USNM) building. The USNM's first building was what is now called the Arts and Industries Building.
  • Published by The National Photo Co.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 12

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1911

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

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

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-01123 (front) and SIA2013-01124 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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