View of the Center Market

ID: 21943 or MAH-21943

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1909

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

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View of the Center Market of Washington, D.C. from the north entrance of the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, on October 16, 1909. There are horse-drawn carriages and carts, vendors, storefronts, and the Old Post Office is in background, center. In the foreground is the large wooden gate to the grounds of the Natural History Building and a small guard house next to it.


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Old Post Office Pavilion


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Center Market was razed in 1931.

Contained within

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

Contact information

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



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  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Vendors
  • Marketplaces
  • Horses
  • Carriages and carts
  • Center Market


Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

21943 or MAH-21943

Physical description

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

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