Procession to SI with James Smithson's Remains

ID: 82-3338

Creator: Springer, E. L

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1904

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder 8

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On January 25, 1904, a military procession to Smithsonian Institution grounds brings the remains of James Smithson (c.1765-1829) whose bequest created the Smithsonian. His remains had been transported by Alexander Graham Bell, a member of the Board of Regents, from Genoa, Italy, after the Italian cemetery had fallen into neglect.


  • Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Board of Regents
  • United States. Army


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Published in Harper's Weekly, 27 February 1904; a copy of which can be found in SIA RU 7000, Box 5, Folder 5.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder 8

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



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  • Smithson, James
  • Benefactors
  • Memorials
  • Smithson family
  • Grounds
  • Death and burial
  • Smithson, James--Death and burial
  • Event


Washington (D.C.)


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Color: Black and White; Size: 3 1/2 x 4; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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