Aerial view of The Mall

ID: 43049-E or MAH-43049E

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1954

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 18A

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Aerial view of the National Mall from above the Capitol Building, looking west towards the Washington Monument. The "Tempos" or temporary buildings still cover the grounds where the National Air and Space Museum is today. Smithsonian buildings visible include the National Museum of Natural History, Arts and Industries Building, Smithsonian Building and Freer Gallery of Art. The Army Medical Museum and National Gallery of Art are also visible.


  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Army Medical Museum (U.S.)
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 18A

Contact information

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



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  • Museum buildings
  • Tempos
  • Wartime Activities
  • National Mall
  • Development of
  • SI Buildings
  • Sheds
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • National Mall--Development of
  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)


  • District of Columbia
  • Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States of America
  • United States Capitol
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington


  • Photographic print
  • Aerial

ID Number

43049-E or MAH-43049E

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 6 1/2w x 6 3/4h; Type of Image: Aerial; Medium: Photographic print

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