Looking Towards the Capitol from Smithsonian Institution Building - A Panoramic View of Washington, D.C

ID: 63458-B or MAH-63458B

Creator: National Photo and News Service San Antonio, TX

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1936

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 17

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View of the Mall looking towards the United States Capitol Building from one of the north towers of the Smithsonian Institution Building, 1936. There are temporary buildings, "Tempos," built during World War I, where the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) is now. Also visible is a portion of the Arts and Industries Building, the Armory Building, The United States Botanic Gardens, the Longworth House Office Building, and the Library of Congress.


  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • Armory Building
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Longworth House Office Building
  • United States Botanic Garden


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


This is one of a series of photographs that creates a panoramic view of The Mall, see Negative #s 63458-A through 63458-I.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 67, Folder: 17

Contact information

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



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  • Tempos
  • Temporary government buildings
  • Landscapes
  • Photography, Panoramic
  • Temporary Buildings


  • District of Columbia
  • Southwest
  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States of America
  • Smithsonian Institution Building
  • Washington


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

63458-B or MAH-63458B

Physical description

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

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