National Gallery of Art in the Natural History Building, 1911

ID: SIA2009-1814 and 94-12610

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c 1911

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

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Looking into the screen wall enclosure used for the paintings of the National Gallery of Art, now the National Museum of American Art, in the Natural History Building, Central Hall, North Wing, first floor. There is a statue of George Washington is on left, paintings are hung on interior walls, and there is a plaque reading "The National Gallery of Art" above the door.


  • Washington, George 1732-1799
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building North Wing
  • Natural History Building Central Hall
  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building


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This print is reproduced in USNM Bulletin 80, Plate 18, following page 114. * 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 1A

Contact information

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


c 1911

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  • Museum buildings
  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Statues
  • Art objects
  • Art--Exhibitions


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

SIA2009-1814 and 94-12610

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8 3/4w x 5 3/4h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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