James Smithson Bicentennial Celebration

ID: 82-3264

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Group, candid

Date: 1965

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009 and Record Unit 95, Box 59, Folder: 5

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Summary

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of James Smithson, founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution, a three day celebration was held September 16, 17, 18, 1965. The event included an academic procession shown proceeding down the paths in front of the Smithsonian Institution Building. An honor guard stands on the Mall in front of the statue of Joseph Henry. The roof of the Arts and Industries Building is visible behind trees on the left.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • James Smithson Bicentennial Celebration 1965
  • Bicentennial Celebration Commemorating the Birth of James Smithson 1965
  • Arts and Industries Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

A black and white, 10w x 8h print is located in Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 59, Folder: 5.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009 and Record Unit 95, Box 59, Folder: 5

Contact information

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

Date

1965

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Topic

  • Anniversaries
  • Honor guard
  • Joseph Henry Statue
  • Flags
  • Statues
  • Academic costume
  • Parades
  • Event

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Group, candid
  • Negative

ID Number

82-3264

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 4h; Type of Image: Event; Group, candid; Medium: Negative

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