Bureau of War Risk Insurance in NHB

ID: 23904 or MAH-23904

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1918

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 26

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Summary

Clerks of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance occupying the Natural History Building, now the National Museum of Natural History. On the request of President Wilson, the Board of Regents closed the museum to the public on July 16, 1918, making available to the government the ground and two exhibition floors (138,600 sq. ft.). The museum reopens to the public in April 1919.

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • United States Bureau of War Risk Insurance

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Yochelson: 66-67. AR USNM 1918: 14-15. AR 1918 26-27.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 33, Folder: 26

Contact information

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

Date

1918

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Women
  • Museum buildings
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Wartime Activities
  • History
  • Federal Government
  • Women--History

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

23904 or MAH-23904

Physical description

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

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