Natural History Building Ground Breaking

ID: 89-16461

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1904

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder 9

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Ground breaking for the new United States National Museum Building, now the National Museum of Natural History, June 15, 1904. Included in the picture are: Secretary Samuel P. Langley, Assistant Secretary Richard Rathbun, J. S. Goldsmith, Bernard R. Green, J. C. Hornblower (Architect), George C. Maynard, Guard Captain Dolah, R.I. Geare, Mrs. M. J. Spottswood, and Mrs. Paul Banerett.


  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
  • Goldsmith, James S
  • Green, Bernard R
  • Hornblower, Joseph C (Joseph Coerten) 1848-1908
  • Maynard, George C
  • Geare, Randolph I
  • Spottswood, Mrs. M. J
  • Banerett, Mrs. Paul
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder 9

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



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  • Natural history museums
  • Groundbreaking
  • Architects
  • New Museums
  • Dolah, Guard Captain


  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 4 3/4w x 3 5/8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print Number of Images: 1;

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