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Postcard of New National Museum and DC

Curt Teich & Co, B.S. Reynolds Co. Washington, DC
Postcard of New National Museum and DC
Natural History Building
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
May 24, 1928
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 is now called the Arts and Industries Building.
Color postcard of the new United States National Museum building, now the National Museum of Natural History, and Washington, DC. The view of the building is semi-aerial, and the city of Washington stretches out behind the museum. The roof of the museum is green, although in reality it is a gold color. The grounds are empty and the trees are full. The message side has a printed note about the museum: "New National Museum. The New National Museum in the Mall is a massive dignified structure of granite, 561x356 feet in area, being greater than any other government building except the Capitol." There is also a handwritten message on the back:
"Dear Dottie: Just had breakfast at 8:30 S.T. and am due to leave in about 5 min. for a trolley ride. w.L. [with love] 'Sheenie'"
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 12
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Postcard, Museums, Buildings, Museum buildings, Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), Natural History Building
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Washington (D.C.)
Postcard, Paper
Local Number:
SIA2013-01125 (front) and SIA2013-01126 (back)
Physical Description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
Full Record:!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!13941~!0#focus
Postcard of New National Museum and DC
Postcard of New National Museum and DC

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