Guide to the Smithsonian Institution, 1917

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1917 guidebook for visitors to the Smithsonian Institution with a general overview of the Institution, maps, and descriptions of the branches. This guidebook is digitized in 11 images.


  • Smithsonian Institution
  • United States National Museum


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The Smithsonian published guidebooks for visitors to the US National Museum beginning in 1917. Many of the guidebooks for the next several decades were based on this first edition, and deviate from it very little aside from including the new exhibit arrangements and details.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit Information File, Box 14, Folder: 2

Contact information

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



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  • Museums
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Museum exhibits



ID Number

SIA2014-07021 and SIA2014-07022 and SIA2014-07023 and SIA2014-07024 and SIA2014-07025 and SIA2014-07026 and SIA2014-07027 and SIA2014-07028 and SIA2014-07029 and SIA2014-07030 and SIA2014-07031

Physical description

Number of Images: 11 Color: Color Size: 3.75w x 6h Type of Image: Brochure Medium: Paper

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