Secretary Baird's Office in Smithsonian Institution Building, by Smillie, T. W (Thomas William) 1843-1917, 1878, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, The East Range Office of Secretary Spencer Baird (1878-1887), in the Smithsonian Institution Building around 1878. Baird's state of the art Wooten desk, providing a filing system with pigeon holes and writing surfaces, is visible on the far left..