Digging the Foundation for National Museum of Natural History, 1904

ID: 94-12608 or 16354

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 are digging a hole for the foundation of the National Museum of Natural History on September 19, 1904, the view is looking north. There are horse drawn carriages to take the dirt away and steam-run equipment.

Author

Unknown

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

There are several similar photos at this location. There are two other almost identical photographs that were taken 19 Sept. 1904: [1] 16359, looking east [2] 16357, looking east

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
  • Construction workers
  • Foundations
  • Horses
  • Construction equipment
  • African Americans

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

94-12608 or 16354

Physical description

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

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