West Range of Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: MAH-43804B or MAH 43804-B or 78-3854

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1857

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 24

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Summary

Engraving of West Range, looking west, of the "Reading Room", now the Lounge, of the Smithsonian Institution Building shows women and men visiting the museum with men seated in chairs reading. The engraving was published in the Guidebook of 1857.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building West Range
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

From William Jones Rhees, An Account of the Smithsonian Institution (Philadelphia: Collins, 1857).

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 24

Contact information

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

Date

1857

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Engraving
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Museum visitors

Form/Genre

  • Engraving
  • Interior

ID Number

MAH-43804B or MAH 43804-B or 78-3854

Physical description

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

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