The Castle Stereos: Interior Views of the Smithsonian Institution


Creator: Fleming, Paula

Form/Genre: Stereoscopic view

Date: 2010

Citation: Stereo World Vol. number 35 Journal

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  • Article describes images depicting 3-D views of the interior of the Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle from 1857-1882, including the Smithsonian Art Gallery, Gothic Hall, Upper Main Hall, the Picture Gallery, and Joseph Henry's private apartments. Included is text by Stamm and Fleming describing the images in detail. The images were created using stereoscopic photography.
  • Image is a stereoscopic view of one of the bedrooms in the Henry apartments in the Smithsonian Castle, taken by T. W. Smillie in c. 1878.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Langenheim, W. T. Frederick
  • Smillie, T. W (Thomas William) 1843-1917
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Langenhem, Loyd & Co
  • Picture Gallery
  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art
  • Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Great Hall
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Children's Room
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Art Room
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Main Hall
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Early History
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Henry Apartments


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Stamm is the curator for the Smithsonian Castle Collection. Fleming is a retired photo archivist and volunteer at National Museum of American History-Photographic Services.

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Stereo World Vol. number 35 Journal

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






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Number of pages: 7; Page numbers: 28-34

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