Smithsonian 1946 Commemorative Stamp

ID: 37298 or MAH-37298

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1946

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 66, Folder: 13

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Design sketch for Smithsonian Commemorative Stamp issued in honor of the Centennial of the Smithsonian Institution on August 10, 1946. Consists of a drawing of the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB). The stamp design is based upon a design suggested by the Chancellor of the Institution, the late Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone


  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Centennial (Event)
  • United States Postal Service


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


On this print the stamp itself is only 1 1/2"w x 1"h

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 66, Folder: 13

Contact information

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



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ID Number

37298 or MAH-37298

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 5 w x 4 h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print

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