Interior of Aircraft Building in South Yard

ID: A10792-C or A10792C

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

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Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder: 21 and Record Unit 549, Box 2, Folder: Aircraft Building

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Summary

Interior of National Air Museum's Aircraft Building, located in South Yard behind the Smithsonian Institution Building, shows planes including an Army Air Service Non Stop Coast to Coast plane and display cases. The National Air Museum was established on August 12, 1946 and was housed in a temporary metal building dating from World War I. The building remained there until it was demolished in 1975 in preparation for the Victorian Garden, the Bicentennial Celebrations and the new National Air and Space Museum, which opened in 1976.

Subject

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • South Yard

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder: 21 and Record Unit 549, Box 2, Folder: Aircraft Building

Contact information

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

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Airplanes
  • Exhibitions

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

A10792-C or A10792C

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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