Air and Space Building, South Yard

ID: 2002-10653

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1920s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder: 21 and Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 30

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Summary

The temporary metal building behind Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle," in the South Yard built in 1917 by the United States Signal Service for use during World War I. The shed was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1919 and served as the National Air Museum, now the National Air and Space Museum, for many years. It was demolished in 1975 in preparation for the Bicentennial of the American Revolution, Victorian Garden. In front of the Air Museum building is a French made Renault tank and a German howitzer.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • National Air and Space Museum
  • South Yard
  • United States Signal Service

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The original negative number is 33465-A, but that negative has been lost.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 41, Folder: 21 and Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 30

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1920s

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Renault tank
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Grounds
  • Tanks (Military science)
  • German howitzer
  • Cannons
  • Military
  • Military history

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

2002-10653

Physical description

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

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