Postcard Looking East from Washington Monument

ID: SIA2013-06683 (front) and SIA2013-06684 (back)

Creator: Garrison Toy & Novelty Company

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: c. 1915

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 12

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  • Visible in the photo on the right is the brick Department of Agricltural building with its mansard roof, the new Department of Agricultural buildings, the Smithsonian Castle, Arts & Industries Building and the Army Medical Museum. In the center are buildings of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station. On the left is the National History Building and behind it Center Market located between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues and between 7th and 9th Streets, N.W. Mall landscaping shows winding paths, as conceived by Andrew Jackson Downing (1851).
  • Color postcard with a panoramic view of Washington, DC, looking east from the Washington Monument. The US Capitol Building is visible in the distance in the center of the postcard. The front of the postcard has a white border, and the postcard is unused.


  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • Baltimore and Potomac Railroad
  • Natural History Building
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Building


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Produced by Garrison Toy & Novelty Company.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 12

Contact information

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


c. 1915

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  • Postcard
  • Museum buildings
  • Trees
  • Railroads
  • Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
  • Architecture
  • Buildings
  • Railroad stations
  • Aerial views


  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-06683 (front) and SIA2013-06684 (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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