Man Raking Leaves Outside Natural History Building

ID: SIA2011-2355 or 32,603-9

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

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: November 1936

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Ruel P. Tolman Collection, Scrapbook A-N

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Summary

  • Black and white image of man raking leaves on public grounds of Natural History Building, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. A partial part of a park bench is visible exiting the left side of the frame. Perforations on the upper portion of the photograph read 'FILE.'
  • Pencil notes on the borders of the photograph include the alternative negative number '32,603-9' (top border) and a date 'Nov 1936' (bottom border).

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Image taken by Ruel P. Tolman, former Director of the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts, and included in section N of a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds, buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scene.
  • The geographic location of this image is approximated by the information provided in the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Ruel P. Tolman Collection, Scrapbook A-N

Contact information

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

Date

November 1936

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Buildings

Place

  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-2355 or 32,603-9

Physical description

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

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