Construction of First Story of U.S. National Museum Building, 1905

ID: 17534 or MAH-17534

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1905

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

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Summary

Workers moving stones into place on the first story of the U.S. National Museum Building, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. The tops of the North tower of Castle can be seen over the trees in the distance. The photograph was taken looking to the southwest on September 20, 1905.

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 is another shot that is very close to this, but the view is southwest and it was taken 9/7/1905, #17528.

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

1905

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Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Construction
  • Construction equipment
  • Stone
  • Construction workers
  • African Americans

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

17534 or MAH-17534

Physical description

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

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