Phantoms of the Museum: Shades of Scientists Who Walk There Nightly

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Fanciful piece labelling the Smithsonian Building and the Arts and Industries Building (United States National Museum Building) as haunted houses. Includes testimony from "an old watchman" who claimed to have seen Joseph Henry, as well as mention of an "Uncle Hill" who may have been USNM laborer Richard Henry Hill.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Hill, Richard Henry
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Office of Protective Services


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Copy located in RU7081, Box 28, Folder 7, Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives.

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Washington Post (Newspaper)

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


May 13, 1900


  • Architecture
  • African Americans
  • Buildings

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