United States National Museum Central Hall

ID: 2002-32287

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1911

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives,Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder 1

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The Central Hall of the East Wing of the first floor of the new United States National Museum, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. 'Showing light well with balcony openings, part of ceiling light, and the screen walls between the piers on each side. The painting "Diana of the Tides" is on the distant wall of the light well. Exhibition of fossil vertebrates.' (from United States National Museum Bulletin 80.)


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


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


This print is reproduced in USNM Bulletin 80, Plate 11, following page 58. There are many other photographs of the NMNH in this location, as well as throughout RU79, Box 9.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives,Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder 1

Contact information

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


c. 1911

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  • Central Hall
  • Fossil Vertebrates
  • Exhibitions
  • Natural History Building
  • Diana (Roman deity)
  • Natural History Building--Central Hall
  • Natural History Building--East Wing
  • Diana of the Tides


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

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Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 6.5 x 9.5; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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