Exhibit Hall, Museum of History & Technology

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A progress photo by the contractor building the new Museum of History and Technology (project no. 49210), showing the Business and Astronomy Hall. When finished the ceiling will suggest a night sky and a kneeling Egyptian (?) astronomer will be gazing up through an early telescope (?). In place now are the Egyptian columns.


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 6, Folder: 3

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  • Museum buildings
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  • Business and Astronomy Hall
  • Exhibitions
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  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

288 (not SI)

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8x10; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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