Laying out of the Nation's Capital, NMAH

ID: 59810-27A or OPA-841K

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1966

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 13

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Summary

A diorama of Andrew Ellicott and his assistant Benjamin Banneker taking a break from surveying the boundaries of Washington, D.C., in "Laying out the Nation's Capital" in the Hall of Physical Sciences. To the left of the diorama is an exhibit of various instruments used. The exhibit opened in March 1966 in the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History.

Subject

  • Banneker, Benjamin
  • Ellicott, Andrew 1754-1820
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 13

Contact information

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

Date

1966

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Mannequins (figures)
  • Instruments
  • Models (representations)
  • Exhibitions
  • Surveying
  • Hall of Physical Sciences
  • Museum mannequins
  • African Americans
  • Models and modelmaking

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

59810-27A or OPA-841K

Physical description

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

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