The Smithsonian Institution Castle was designed by architect James Renwick, Jr. Construction was completed in 1855. The statue out front is of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian (term 1846-1878).
#4A-H2182. Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C.T. Photo-Colorit" Post Card. Curt Otto Teich (1877-1974), a German immigrant, founded Curt Teich & Co., which was a postcard printing company that operated from 1898 to 1978. The company specialized in view and advertising postcards, and was the largest volume printer of this type in the world from the 1920s to the 1940s. C.T. Photo-Colorit was a printing process used by Curt Teich & Co.
This postcard is located in Accession #03-140, which is part of Record Unit 95.
For another version of this postcard, see Negatives SIA2013-06649 and SIA2013-06650.
Postcard of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, and statue of Joseph Henry. The grounds are empty and the trees are bare. It appears to be evening, judging by the sky. The message/address side is blank, and the card has white edging.