Baird Auditorium, Natural History Building

ID: 2002-12145

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1911

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 27; Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 1

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Summary

View of the newly completed Baird Auditorium, looking towards the stage, in the new National Museum Building, now known as the National Museum of Natural History. The auditorium is located under the Rotunda. The elegant classically inspired room features a domed ceiling of Guastavino tiles.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • United States National Museum
  • Baird Auditorium

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Original negative number is 97-3050 and 30048, but that negative has been lost. Printed in USNM Bulletin 80 (Richard Rathbun)

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 27; Record Unit 79, Box 9, Folder: 1

Contact information

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

Date

1911

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Guastavino tiles
  • Tiles
  • Interiors
  • Auditoriums
  • Domes

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

2002-12145

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 9.5w x 6.5h; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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