SI Building Main Entrance with North Central Towers

ID: SIA2011-2829 or 43804-C or MAH-43804C

Creator: N. Orr & Co

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: c. 1857

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 5

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Summary

Woodcut engraving of the North Central Towers of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle," set in an oval. Foliage is on either side of the towers. A carriage is entering the carriage porch at the entrance, nineteenth century view. The engraving was published in the Smithsonian Guidebook of 1857.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building North Towers
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

From William Jones Rhees, An Account of the Smithsonian Institution (Philadelphia: Collins, 1857).

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 5

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1857

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Architecture
  • Guide books
  • Carriage Porch
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Carriage
  • Buildings

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Engraving
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2011-2829 or 43804-C or MAH-43804C

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 8w x 10h ; Type of Image: Engraving ; Medium: Photographic Print

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