Installation of Railroad Car in NMHT

ID: SIA2010-0465 and SA-912

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1961

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder 9A

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Summary

The Southern Railroad car arrives at the new Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History (NMAH), while the building is still under construction. Looking out through the unfinished Railroad Hall, the Southern Railroad car can be seen on tracks, which have been laid into the hall, with workmen standing by watching. The railroad car was too large to move into the building after it was completed and so was moved prior to completion of the exterior walls.

Subject

  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Railroad Hall (NMHT)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

For other images of the Southern Railroad car arriving at NMHT, see Negatives SIA2009-2174 and SA-912. For similar images of the Pacific Railroad car arriving at NMHT, see Negatives SA1289 or 2004-10283, MAH-49366, and SIA2010-0464. A list of hand written captions to the pictures can also be found in this folder.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder 9A

Contact information

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

Date

1961

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Trains
  • Workmen
  • Transportation
  • Employees
  • Construction workers
  • Railroads
  • Museum buildings
  • Southern Railroad
  • Moving of artifacts
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Steam locomotives
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Railroads--Trains
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Locomotives

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object
  • Event

ID Number

SIA2010-0465 and SA-912

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Object;; Medium: Photographic print Number of Images: 1;

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