U.S. National Museum Attic Storage in the West Wing

ID: SIA2009-1812 and 94-12611

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1911

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

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Summary

United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, attic storage in the west wing. Visible is the false ceiling of Sackett board, intermediate truss members, and arrangement of storage cases and shelves. The cases are steel covered and the shelves entirely of metal. Some of the cases are open to show how artifacts are stored. The windows on the left are in the walls of the light well between the skylight and the ceiling light (from USNM Bulletin 80).

Author

Unknown

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This print is reproduced in U.S. National Museum Bulletin 80, Plate 24, following page 116. There are many other photographs of the National Museum of Natural History in this location, as well as throughout RU 79, Box 9.

Contained within

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, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1911

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Storage
  • Attics
  • Artifacts
  • West Wing
  • Museum buildings
  • Natural History Building
  • Ceilings
  • Natural History Building--West Wing

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

SIA2009-1812 and 94-12611

Physical description

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

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