People Waiting to Enter NMNH to See "Dead Sea Scrolls" Exhibit

ID: SIA2009-2126 and X3669

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1965

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder: 44

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Visitors line up along Constitution Avenue to see the "Dead Sea Scrolls" exhibit, part of the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, in the foyer of the National Museum of Natural History, March 1965. The exhibit ran from February 27 - March 21 of 1965. The exhibit drew approximately 209,643 visitors.


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • Dead Sea Scrolls (Exhibition)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


In Yochelson, Ellis, "The National Museum of Natural History; 75 Years in the Natural History Building." Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1985, p. 170.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder: 44

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



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  • Museum attendance
  • Museum buildings
  • Women
  • Museums
  • Children
  • Constitution Avenue
  • Museum visitors


Washington, D.C


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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SIA2009-2126 and X3669

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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