Aerial View of Freer and Other Buildings

ID: 43051-B or MAH-43051B

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1954

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 11

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Summary

Aerial view of the National Mall area with the Freer Gallery of Art (FGA) in the center and a small portion of the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB), the "Castle," to its right. Across the Mall, on the north side of Constitution Avenue on the left is the Commerce Department building. Across from the Castle is the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) with its distinctive dome. Behind NMNH is the Justice Dpartment building on the north side of Constitution Avenue between 10th and 12th Streets. The tower of the Old Post Office building can be seen in the distance. This photo shows the Mall area with trees. The National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), now the National Museum of American History (NMAH), and the Forrestal Building (Department of Energy) were not yet built. Note the homes and other buildings on the south side of Independence Avenue.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • Old Post Office Pavilion
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States. Dept. of Commerce
  • United States Dept. of Justice

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 11

Contact information

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

Date

1954

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Architecture
  • Aerial photographs

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Aerial

ID Number

43051-B or MAH-43051B

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 6 1/2w x 7h; Type of Image: Aerial; Medium: Photographic print

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