Snow on the National Mall in Front of the Natural History Building

ID: SIA2011-2362 or 32259-2

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

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1936

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

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The Natural History Building, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, viewed from a snow-covered National Mall with its cleared roads and walking paths. Several 'No Parking / At Any Time' signs are visible dispersed across the mall. A dozen cars are parked along Madison Drive. A figure is visible on the path leading across the Mall from Madison Drive.


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • 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. scenes.
  • Alternative Negative Number is 32259-2
  • The geographic location of this image is approximated by the information provided in the image. It is not an exact longitude and latitude.
  • On the upper left of the image there is a perforation which reads vertically 'RINT' (partial of 'PRINT COPY').

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,



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  • Signs
  • Architecture
  • Snow
  • Automobile parking
  • Grounds
  • Museums
  • Motor vehicles


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


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

SIA2011-2362 or 32259-2

Physical description

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

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