Henry Apartments in Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: 46638-C or MAH-46638C

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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The first Secretary of the Smithsonian, Joseph Henry (1846-1878) and family lived in the East Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building. The Music Room of the Henry apartments is furnished with Rococo Revival and wicker furniture. The bust of George Washington can be seen on the far right.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Washington, George 1732-1799
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Henry Apartments
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Music Room
  • 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. See also Neg. #3252 for another view of the room

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

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46638-C or MAH-46638C

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 7.5w x 8h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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