Painters Working in the Natural History Building

ID: SIA2009-1791

Creator: Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1912

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 532, Box 104, Folder: Natural History Building 1912

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Summary

Painters sitting boards on top of wooden scaffolding painting the ceiling of a wing of the new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, building soon after it was finished being built. Exhibit cases are beneath the painters. This view is from the floor looking up.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

See also SIA2009-1790 and SIA2009-1792

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 532, Box 104, Folder: Natural History Building 1912

Contact information

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

Date

1912

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Ceilings
  • Painters
  • Scaffolding
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Exhibit cases
  • Employees
  • Painting, Industrial
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

SIA2009-1791

Physical description

Color: Sepia; Size: 9.5w x 7.5h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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