Digging Foundation of the National Museum of Natural History, 1904

ID: 16229 or MAH-16229

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1904

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 5 and Record Unit 95, Box 38, Folder: 14

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Summary

Excavating site for construction of the new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. Workers are using a construction back-hoe and horse-drawn carriage to remove dirt for the foundation.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

There are several similar photos in RU79.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 5 and Record Unit 95, Box 38, Folder: 14

Contact information

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

Date

1904

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Foundations
  • Animals
  • Construction equipment
  • Horses
  • Excavation
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Construction workers

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

16229 or MAH-16229

Physical description

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

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