Construction of Exterior Walls of U.S. National Museum Building, 1905

ID: 17735 or MAH-17735

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: October 9, 1905

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

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Construction of the exterior wall of the U.S. National Museum Building, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, looking south on October 9, 1905. The first story of windows are in place and workers are working on an arch over one of them.


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


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There are several similar photos at this location. There is another shot that is very close to this, but the view is northwest, #17727. This negative number may be incorrect.

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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,


October 9, 1905

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


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

17735 or MAH-17735

Physical description

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

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