Exterior of Smithsonian Institution Building, West Wing

ID: MNH 2534 D

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1849

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

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Engraving of the West Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building, designed by James Renwick, Jr. The engraving was published in "Hints on Public Architecture" by Robert Dale Owen (1849).


  • Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877
  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Hints on Public Architecture containing, among other illustrations, views and plans of the Smithsonian Institution : together with an appendix relative to building materials, prepared, on behalf of the Building Committee of the Smithsonian Institution, by Robert Dale Owen (Book)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building West Wing


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Wood engraving by Childs, published in Robert Dale Owen's "Hints on Public Architecture."

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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



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  • Design
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  • Architectural design


  • Engraving
  • Exterior

ID Number

MNH 2534 D

Physical description

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

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