Smithsonian Institution Building, 1863

ID: 91-10382

Creator: Brady & Co. (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre: Exterior

Date: 1863

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 7 and Accession 11-009

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Summary

View of the Smithsonian Institution Building looking east up B Street (later known as Independence Ave) towards the United States Capitol Building. Grounds are landscaped following plan laid out by Andrew Jackson Downing. Visible amidst the trees is the Magnetic Observatory, built in 1853. People stand along the fence installed along the sidewalk on B Street.

Subject

  • Downing, A. J (Andrew Jackson) 1815-1852
  • Magnetic Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • South Yard
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • This photo is without caption. See Neg. SIA2011-1448 with the handwritten caption "Washington, D.C., April, 1865".
  • See also Negative Number 32004. This is probably by Brady & Co. There are similar images at the Library of Congress and National Archives.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 7 and Accession 11-009

Contact information

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

Date

1863

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Topic

  • Landscapes
  • Landscape architecture
  • Fences
  • Independence Avenue
  • SI Buildings
  • B Street

Form/Genre

  • Exterior
  • Landscape
  • Negative

ID Number

91-10382

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 5h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Black and White Negative

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