Construction of U.S. National Museum Building, 1905

ID: 19634 or MAH-19634

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1905

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 5 and Record Unit 562, Box 1

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Summary

Construction of the U.S. National Museum Building, now known as the National Museum of Natural History, with the laying of the first stone of the building on August 21, 1905. Lowest course, directly east of the North Pavilion. Richard Rathbun, Assistant Secretary in charge of the U.S. National Museum and Acting Secretary when this photograph was taken, can be seen in background, center.

Subject

  • Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

There are similar photos in this location. The negative numbers that are listed on the pictures are: 19635, 19636

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 5 and Record Unit 562, Box 1

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
  • Building materials
  • Construction equipment
  • Stone
  • Construction workers
  • African Americans

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

19634 or MAH-19634

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 9.5w x 7h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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