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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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.


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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.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 31 Folder 19

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



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


Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

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

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