Henry Apartments in Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: 3252 or MAH-X3252

Creator: Peale, Titian Ramsay

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1862

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 18

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Interior view of the Smithsonian Institution Building, now known as the Castle, showing the Music Room, looking south, of the apartments of Secretary Joseph Henry (1846-1878) and family. In this photograph a piano is against the back wall to the right, a bust of George Washington is in the corner of the room and a sofa to the left.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Washington, George 1732-1799
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
  • United States President (1789-1797 : Washington)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Published in "The Castle: An Illustrated History of the Smithsonian Building" by Cynthia R. Field, Richard E. Stamm, and Heather P. Ewing, p. 31. Negative #46638-C is of the same room, facing the opposite direction.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 18

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



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3252 or MAH-X3252

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Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 7.5h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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