James Smithson Crypt Exhibit After Renovation

ID: 74-6975

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1974

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 2 Folder July/August 1974

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Summary

Display case with James Smithson memorabilia that was added during the renovation of the Smithson crypt in the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle" in 1974. James Smithson (c.1765-1829) left a bequest which was used to found the Smithsonian Institution. His remains were brought from Italy to the United States in 1904.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, July/August 1974

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 2 Folder July/August 1974

Contact information

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

Date

1974

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Tombs
  • Smithson, James
  • Memorials
  • Smithson family
  • Exhibitions
  • Death and burial
  • Renovations
  • Smithson, James--Death and burial

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

74-6975

Physical description

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

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