Working on the Foundation of the National Museum of Natural History, 1904

ID: 2002-32286

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1904

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

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Summary

Work on the foundations of the new National Museum of Natural History on October 17, 1904. On the right workers are filling in a hole with large, flat stones and gravel, and on the left the workers are still working on the hole. The view is looking north from The Mall and also shows horses and carriages, and the Old Post Office, on the left.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The old negative number is 16378, but that negative has been lost. There are several similar photos at this location. See also #16376, looking north.

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

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Topic

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

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

2002-32286

Physical description

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

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