SI Officials at East Door to SI Building

ID: 82-3221

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1915

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 29, Folder 11

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  • Smithsonian Institution officials at the East Front entrance of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle," on January 11, 1915. First row (front) left to right: Charles Doolittle Walcott (Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1907-1927), Richard Rathbun (Assistant Secretary), George Perkins Merrill (Head Curator of Geology), Frank Baker (Superintendent, National Zoological Park), William Henry Holmes (Head Curator of Anthropology), and Harry W. Dorsey (Chief Clerk).
  • Middle row, left to right are: Charles Greeley Abbot (Director, Astrophysical Observatory), Leonard C. Gunnell (Assistant in Charge, International Catalogue of Scientific Literature), James G. Traylor (Appointment Clerk), Washington I. Adams (Disbursing Agent), Leonhard Steineger (Head Curator of Biology), and Paul Brockett (Assistant Librarian). Back row, left to right are: James H. Hill (Property Clerk), C. Walton Shoemaker (Chief Clerk, International Exchanges), A. Howard Clark (Editor), and Frederick W. Hodge (Ethnologist-in-Charge, Bureau of American Ethnology).


  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Baker, Frank 1841-1918
  • Clark, A. Howard
  • Dorsey, Harry W 1874-1960
  • Hodge, Frederick Webb 1864-1956
  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • Merrill, George P (George Perkins) 1854-1929
  • Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
  • Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
  • Traylor, James G
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Adams, Washington I
  • Brockett, Paul
  • Hill, James H
  • Shoemaker, Coates Walton
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


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