General View, Service Area, Luray, Virginia

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General view of service area in Luray, Virginia, near Shenandoah National Park, where the United States National Museum collections were transferred for safekeeping during World War II. The photograph has handwritten notes, including a drawing of the proposed "Heating-Fuel Plant & Guard Office," as well as indicators of which parts of the buildings were to be designated the "storage building, the "warehouse," as well as where fencing would be installed.


United States. National Park Service


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Date comes from another photo (different perspective) stapled to the same piece of paper.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 544, Folder 13

Contact information

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


May 11, 1942

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  • WW II
  • Landscapes
  • Storage
  • Wartime Activities
  • Luray (Va.)
  • National Collections
  • World War, 1939-1945


Shenandoah National Park (Va.)


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape
  • Exterior

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Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 5 1/2w x 2 1/2h; Type of Image: Exterior; Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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