Women in the Telegraph Office, U.S. National Museum

ID: 3677 or MAH-3677

Creator: Unknown (Thomas W. Smillie?)

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1886

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 21

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Women employees in the Telephone and Telegraph Office which was located in the North Tower of the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building, from the time the building was opened in 1881. Through the window is the Syrian Sarcophagus brought to the United States in 1837 and intended for Andrew Jackson. The photograph was taken in August of 1886.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Smithsonian Institution Building North Towers
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder: 21

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  • Women
  • Telegraph
  • Syrian Sarcophagus
  • Architecture
  • Telephone
  • Employees
  • Interiors
  • Museums
  • Sarcophagi
  • History
  • Telegraphy
  • Technology
  • Personnel management
  • Buildings
  • Women--History
  • Museum--employees


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

3677 or MAH-3677

Physical description

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

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