Natural History Building

ID: SIA2011-2358

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

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: October 1935

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

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Summary

Exterior view of the Natural History Building as seen from the National Mall. Three cars are parked in front of the building on Madison Drive, NW.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building South Entrance
  • United States National Museum
  • South Front of the Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Taken by Ruel P. Tolman, former Director of the Smithsonian's National Collection of Fine Arts, and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, ground and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scenes (Section N).
  • The geographic location of this image is approximated by the objects pictured in the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.
  • In 1935 the Natural History Building was called the United States National Museum and is now known as the National Museum of Natural History.

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

October 1935

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Natural history museums
  • Museum buildings
  • Automobiles

Place

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

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

SIA2011-2358

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 2.5w x 2.5h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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