Digging the Foundation of National Museum of Natural History, 1904

ID: 16366 or MAH-16366

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1904

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 5

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Summary

Laborers in a very large hole digging the start of the foundation for the new United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, on October 4, 1904. The Old Post Office is in the background on the left.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • United States National Museum
  • Old Post Office Pavilion

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

There are several more photographs of this scene (different dates) in this same location.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 5

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

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Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Construction
  • Foundations
  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Horses
  • Sheds
  • Construction workers
  • African Americans

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

16366 or MAH-16366

Physical description

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

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