View of the South Yard, 1974

ID: 74-6617

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1974

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 32

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View of the South Yard taken from the roof of Forrestal Building (Department of Energy) shows the skyline of downtown Washington, D.C. Smithsonian buildings visible include the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB), and the Arts and Industries Building (A&I). In the South Yard are the National Air Museum, "Rocket Row" along the west side of the Arts and Industries Building, the South Shed, and various other sheds. The National Gallery of Art west building is also visible in the background. The new circular Hirshhorn Museum can be seen behind the A&I Building.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • South Shed
  • South Yard
  • Rocket Row
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 32

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  • Museum buildings
  • Ballistic missiles
  • Parking lots
  • Landscapes
  • Grounds
  • Space flight
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)
  • Sheds
  • Missiles
  • Space vehicles


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  • Landscape

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

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