Headquarters Area, Luray, Virginia

ID: 96-1343

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1944

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 192 Box 546 Folder 2

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October 28, 1944. The headquarters area of the United States National Museum storage facilityin Luray, Virginia, near Shenandoah National Park. On the back of photograph it states: "Nat. Museum collections stored in building having dormer windows." The square building in right foreground is the Guard Office. The museum collections were transferred to the storage facility for safekeeping during World War II.


United States. National Park Service


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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 192 Box 546 Folder 2

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



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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

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

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