Interior of Storage Area, Luray, Virginia

ID: 96-1349

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1944

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

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Senior Custodian Lynn V. Black, fireman, with heating stove and humidifier in the interior of the storage area of the United States National Museum storage facility in Luray, Virginia, near Shenandoah National Park. The collections were transferred to the storage facility for safekeeping during World War II.


  • United States. National Park Service
  • United States National Museum


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Other photographs found in the same location give the date October 28, 1944. All photos were presumably taken at the same time.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 546, Folder 2

Contact information

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



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  • Black, Lynn V., Sr
  • WW II
  • Storage
  • Preservation
  • Architecture
  • Wartime Activities
  • Luray (Va.)
  • Guard Force
  • National Collections
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Buildings


Shenandoah National Park (Va.)


  • Photographic print
  • Interior
  • Person, candid

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Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 5 1/2w x 3 1/2h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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