Smithsonian Institution Building from Pennsylvania Ave, 1874

ID: 48646 or MAH-48646

Creator: Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: April 10, 1874

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 8

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Looking south from the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 11th Street, the silhouette of the Smithsonian Institution Building is seen in the distance. The photograph, taken by William Henry Holmes and signed "W.H.H. Phot.," shows horse-drawn carriages along the avenue of storefronts. Above the first building to the right of 11th Street, the sign reads "Latimer & Cleary Auction and Commission Merchants", the next building has a sign "Star Buildings," and the third building "Metropolitan."


  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 8

Contact information

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


April 10, 1874

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  • Carriages
  • Stores, Retail
  • Buildings, structures, etc
  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Signs
  • Signs and signboards
  • Washington, D.C
  • Horses
  • Carriages and carts
  • Buildings--Washington, D.C


Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

48646 or MAH-48646

Physical description

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

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