Large Photos of 13 Gov't Buildings in D.C

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The workshops of the Department of Preparators are very busy creating things for exhibition series to be displayed at expositions. Among them are a number of gigantic photographic enlargements representing thirteen of the Government buildings in Washington. These are the largest prints that have ever been made, and are displayed in New Orleans and Cincinnati.


  • Department of Preparators
  • United States National Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1884. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1885, p. 56.

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  • Photography
  • Exhibitions


  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Cincinnati (Ohio)

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