Aerial View of the Mall Filled with People and Tents for 150th Birthday Party on the Mall, by Hofmeister, Richard K, 1996, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, An aerial view of the National Mall and the Smithsonian Museums looking east towards the United States Capitol Building, August 10, 1996. The Mall is filled with people and tents for the Birthday Party on the Mall celebrating the Smithsonian's 150th anniversary. Buildings that can be seen in the photograph are the Freer Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution Building, Arts and Industries Building, Hirshhorn Museum, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of Natural History, National Gallery of Art, United States Capitol Building, National Archives and Records Administration, and the Department of Energy Forrestal Building..