Mr. James S. Goldsmith, June 1935

ID: SIA2011-1241

Creator: Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954

Form/Genre: Person, candid

Date: June 1935

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Scrapbook A-N

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Image of Mr. James S. Goldsmith, superintendent of the Building Management Department, in his office in 1935.


  • Goldsmith, James S
  • Buildings Management Department (BMD)
  • Office of Protective Services


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • James Shanks Goldsmith was born circa 1863 and passed away on August 3, 1950. He worked at the United States Fish Commission in 1880 and as a watchman in 1881. Then, in 1887, he became a watchman at the United States National Museum, becoming a clerk in 1890 and a property clerk in 1891. He worked as a property clerk until 1898, and then was supervisor of construction (1902-1904) and superintendent of the Building Management Department (1904-1935).
  • This image was taken by Ruel P. Tolman, former Director of Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scenes (Section G).

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Scrapbook A-N

Contact information

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


June 1935

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  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees


  • Person, candid
  • Photographic print

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Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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