Smithsonian Institution Building, Southeast View

ID: SIA2011-2831 or 43804-N or MAH-43804N

Creator: N. Orr & Co

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1857

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

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Summary

Engraving of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle," south facade from the southeast with a rich background of trees, shrubs and sky, and lots of activity as visitors travel to and from on foot and by horse and carriage. The engraving was published in the Smithsonian Guidebook of 1857.

Author

N. Orr & Co

Subject

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: 5A

Contact information

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

Date

1857

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • South Front
  • Carriage
  • Museum buildings
  • Guide books
  • Visitor's Guide
  • Museums
  • Horses
  • Smithsonian Institution Building
  • Museum visitors
  • Smithsonian Institution Building--South Front

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Engraving
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2011-2831 or 43804-N or MAH-43804N

Physical description

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

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