Secretary Baird's Office in Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: 2002-10672

Creator: Smillie, T. W (Thomas William) 1843-1917

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1878

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 19

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The East Range Office of Secretary Spencer Baird (1878-1887), in the Smithsonian Institution Building around 1878. Baird's state of the art Wooten desk, providing a filing system with pigeon holes and writing surfaces, is visible on the far left.


  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building East Range


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The original negative number is 2337, but that negative has been lost. This photo is featured in: Field, Stamm & Ewing. The Castle, An Illustrated History of the Smithsonian Building (p. 37).

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 19

Contact information

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



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  • Office Space
  • Secretaries


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

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Physical description

Color: Cyano type; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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