Gates to the South Yard

ID: 78-6595 and MNH 2534-G

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1849

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 5 and Record Unit 371, Box 2

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Summary

Engraving of gates designed by James Renwick for the entrance to the South Yard of the Smithsonian Institution Building. They were not built in the nineteenth century. View shows visitors and dogs near the entrance, with Castle towers looming in distance, nineteenth century view.

Subject

  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • South Yard

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

From Robert Dale Owen, Hints on Public Architecture, 1849, p. 109. Neg. #78-6595 has caption 'Southern Gateway, Smithsonian Institution'.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 5 and Record Unit 371, Box 2

Contact information

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

Date

1849

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Grounds
  • Museums
  • Gates
  • Museum visitors

Form/Genre

  • Engraving
  • Exterior

ID Number

78-6595 and MNH 2534-G

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Engraving

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