The Center Market Outside the U.S. National Museum Building, 1907

ID: 20257 or MAH-20257

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1907

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 6

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The Center Market outside the United States National Museum Building, now the National Museum of Natural History, on what is now known as Constitution Avenue on August 13, 1907. Produce vendors have set up next to the wrought iron fence of the Museum, actually incorporating space on the fence to vend. The street is cobbleston and there are horse drawn carts on it.


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


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Center Market was razed in 1931.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 6

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Fences
  • Vendors
  • Marketplaces
  • Horses
  • Center Market
  • Cobblestones
  • Streets
  • African Americans


Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

20257 or MAH-20257

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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