National Gallery in Natural History

ID: 8625C or MAH-8625C

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1924

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, Box 30, Folder 14

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View from the northeast end of the National Gallery of Art (NGA), now the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), in the United States National Museum (USNM) building, now known as the Natural History Building (NHB), July 1924. Paintings fill the gallery in the foreground. Above the passageway on the left is a plaque, which reads, "The National Gallery of Art." Visible through that passageway is another gallery filled with paintings. Through that gallery a hall with statuary and paintings is visible. Through the opening on the far right can be seen a statue in a reclined position covered with a glass case. Through Statuary and paintings in the second adjoining gallery can be seen as well as more paintings in the background.


  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • United States National Museum
  • Natural History Building


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, Box 30, Folder 14

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  • Art
  • Sculpture
  • Exhibitions
  • Statues
  • Art Hall
  • Art--Exhibitions
  • Painting


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

8625C or MAH-8625C

Physical description

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

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