Engraving of the 1865 Fire in the Smithsonian Institution Building

ID: 2002-12222

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Event

Date: 1860s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 9

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Summary

An engraving from Harper's Weekly of the burning of the Smithsonian Institution Building, January 24, 1865. In this view there are a number of men on horseback.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Harper's Weekly
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The old negative number is 58753, but that negative could not be found. Identical 5x7 also in the file. For the retouched photograph that is the basis for this engraving, see Negative Number 37082.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 9

Contact information

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

Date

1865

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • Accidents
  • Museum buildings
  • Fire
  • Disasters
  • Horses
  • Accidents
  • Disasters
  • Fires
  • Horses
  • Museum buildings

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Event
  • Photographic print

ID Number

2002-12222

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 15w x 3h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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