Exterior of A&I - 1900s

ID: 2002-12218

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1905

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 32 Folder 9

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Exterior view of the north side of the United States National Museum building, now known as the Arts and Industries Building, has the redesigned entrance, which has been completely filled in with glass by architects Hornblower and Marshall, c. 1902 - 1907. A cannon can be seen to the left of the central protruding vestibule. The Syrian sarcophagus, brought to the United States in 1839, and placed outside the U.S. National Museum May 19, 1883, is visible at right. At the far right corner of the photo, a portion of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in the South Yard is visible.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Arts and Industries Building North Entrance
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Hornblower & Marshall


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


The old negative number is 30689, but that negative is lost.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 32 Folder 9

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


c. 1905

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  • Museum buildings
  • Syrian Sarcophagus
  • Grounds
  • Sarcophagus
  • Cannons


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

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

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