North Hall, United States National Museum

ID: 2002-10647

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1890s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 42 Folder 13

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History exhibits in the North Hall of the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. The Statue of Freedom can be seen in the Rotunda. The exhibit cases display porcelain along with other items and at the end of the hall are two models of Native American Indians on horses.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum
  • Statue of Freedom (Statue)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • Through the cooperation of the Architect of the Capitol, Hon. Edward Clark, the original full-size plaster model of the "Statue of Freedom" by sculptor Thomas Crawford which sits atop the dome of the United States Capitol Building was transferred from the basement of the Capitol to the United States National Museum building, now the Arts and Industries Building, and was installed in the Rotunda on December 15, 1890.
  • The original negative number is 5745, but that negative has been lost.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 42 Folder 13

Contact information

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



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  • Porcelain
  • North Hall
  • Stencil work
  • Historians
  • Exhibitions
  • Statues
  • Rotundas
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • History exhibits
  • Arts and Industries Building--North Hall
  • Indians of North America


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

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

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