SI Building from the Northeast with Flowers Along Mall

ID: 9748-A or MAH-9748A

Creator: Russell, Andrew J

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1858

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 25, Folder: 1

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North facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB), also known as the "Castle," from the northeast, before the fire of 1865, showing people on a path in front of the Castle and a flower-covered expanse along the Mall in front of the building.


Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 25, Folder: 1

Contact information

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


c. 1858

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  • North front
  • Horticulture
  • Museums
  • Flowers
  • Gardens
  • Museum visitors


Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

9748-A or MAH-9748A

Physical description

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

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