Transportation Exhibit in East Hall of A&I Building

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View of the Transportation exhibit in the East Hall of the Arts and Industries Building. A portion of the hall in the foreground is roped off while work is being done. The "Statue of Freedom" in the Rotunda is visible in the upper right. There are also exhibits and visitors in the Galleries.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Statue of Freedom (Statue)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Through the cooperation of the Architect of the Capitol, Hon. Edward Clark, the original full-size plaster model of the "Statue of Freedom" by sculptor Thomas Crawford which sits atop the dome of the United States Capitol Building was transferred from the basement of the Capitol to the United States National Museum building, now the Arts and Industries Building, and was installed in the Rotunda on December 15, 1890.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 18, Folder: 1

Contact information

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


early 1960s

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Galleries (Architecture)
  • Balconies
  • Transportation
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Statues
  • Rotundas
  • Museum visitors


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

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Physical description

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

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