Landscape Work on the Mall

ID: 2002-12164

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1934

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 31 Folder 19

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Summary

Three unidentified workers elevate the Joseph Henry statue on wooden supports while the Mall is regraded, November 8, 1934. A small construction vehicle sits nearby and in the foreground is a wheelbarrow. Henry is facing the Smithsonian Institution Building. Joseph Henry was the first Secretary of the Smithsonian (1846-1878). The photo contains a view of the Mall looking towards the United States Capitol (although the building is hidden by trees) and includes several unidentified buildings.

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Original negative number is 31747A, but that negative has been lost. A similar print of this image (Neg. #31747), but from a slightly different angle, is at this same SIA location.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 31 Folder 19

Contact information

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

Date

1934

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Landscape architecture
  • Construction equipment
  • Joseph Henry Statue
  • Statues

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

2002-12164

Physical description

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

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