Basement of United States National Museum (National Museum of Natural History), 1908

ID: 21675 or MAH-21675

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1908

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 4

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Basement of the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, with its brick columns, is filled with construction material. Stonework for the exterior is lined up on the floor; and scattered about are workers' personal belongings, including shoes, coats, and a coffee cup. Photo was taken November 28, 1908.


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


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 4

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



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  • Construction
  • Personal paraphernalia
  • Building materials
  • Bricks
  • Clothing and dress
  • Basements
  • Stone


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

21675 or MAH-21675

Physical description

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

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