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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
A Cullman Library staff member at work with an object in a custom-made exhibit case and a matching storage box/case (below). These two items were made by the Cabinet Shop of the Office of Exhibits, Central to match the wooden decor of the Cullman rare book library in the Museum of Natural History building.

Smithsonian Institution Building from Northeast

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The Campanile, North, and Flag Towers of the Smithsonian Institution Building seen from the northeast after the fire of 1865 destroyed the upper story of the main segment and the north and south towers. Between the Campanile and the North Towers, there is a man watering the grass, and The Mall, on the right of the photograph, is full of trees.

Instrument Room, Smithsonian Institution Building

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The Instrument Room in the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB), probably c. 1890s. Various scientific instruments can be seen on the table and in cabinets at the rear of the room.

South Facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Few changes had occurred on the south facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building by 1885 except for the wooden shed to the right of the south door and the alteration of the entrance on the south side of the east wing into a freight loading platform ( removed in 1971). Benches have been placed along paths in the South Yard.

Library, Lower Main Hall, Smithsonian Institution Building

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Used in Field, Stamm & Ewing. THE CASTLE, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SMITHSONIAN BUILDING (p. 64)

The Library at the east end of Lower Main Hall, now called the Great Hall, of the Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB), also known as the "Castle." There is a woman reshelving (or retrieving) a book in the center of the photograph.

Great Hall, Smithsonian Institution Building

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, prior to restroation in 1965, looking south toward door to the South Tower chamber. Photograph shows an exhibit on James Smithson in immediate foreground as well as an exhibit by the National Zoological Park.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Smithsonian Institution Archives!

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Happy Thanksgiving from the Smithsonian Institution Archives!

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Smithsonian Institution [photomechanical print]

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
(Printed on image): Copyright, 1906, University Art Shop, Evanston, Ill.

(Stamped and inscribed on back): Smithsonian Institution / Division of Prints / L.C. / 43702.

Smithsonian Institution Building

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
View of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle, after a snow fall in 1903. The statue of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian, facing the west end of the building, is visible in the foreground. Six cars are parked on a road in front of the Smithsonian Institution Building.

Smithsonian Institution Building, Southeast View

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From William Jones Rhees, An Account of the Smithsonian Institution (Philadelphia: Collins, 1857).

Engraving of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle," south facade from the southeast with a rich background of trees, shrubs and sky, and lots of activity as visitors travel to and from on foot and by horse and carriage. The engraving was published in the Smithsonian Guidebook of 1857.

Smithsonian Institution Building

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
There is two versions of this image in the folder: 1) copy print (82-3281) in black and white and 2) pages removed from books where the engraving was color tinted. Engraving is labeled Smithsonian "Institute."

Engraving of the Smithsonian Institution Building shows visitors approaching on foot. The view is from the northeast and trees surround the building. The architectural details are not complete or entirely correct.

Flag, Smithsonian Institution

National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian Institution Flag; canton plain layout; white canton with red griffon holding yellow Smithsonian star burst and rosette logo; navy blue plain with blue and white globe with yellow Smithsonian star burst and rosette logo depicted; yellow scalloped boarder.

Women's Week at the Smithsonian Institution

National Museum of American History

Smithsonian Institution Building, North Facade, c. 1860

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Note on back says weather vane, visible atop highest North Tower, installed 1856. Predates fire of 1865. Original located in oversize prints.

View of the north facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building from the north east, showing the landscaping in front of the building. The weather vane atop highest North Tower was installed in 1856. The photograph was taken before the fire of 1865.

Preliminary Digging Outside Smithsonian Institution Building

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Featured in TORCH, June 1983. Also located in RU410 B3 F Torch Quad Shots.

Preliminary digging to reroute Smithsonian Institution Building's (SIB) utility lines around the quadrangle excavation site began in January 1983.

Art Room in Smithsonian Institution Building (1903)

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
See Field, Stamm and Ewing, The Castle: An Illustrated History, p. 46; U.S. National Museum Report 1903, p. 233.

The Art Room in the East Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building, created by third Secretary Samuel P. Langley. The furnishings were specially designed by Hornblower and Marshall. Encircling the room was a plaster copy of the Parthenon frieze and carbon photographs by Adolphe Braun of Old Master portraits and paintings.

Art Room in Smithsonian Institution Building, 1903

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
See CRF, The Castle, p. 46; USNM Report 1903, p. 233.

The Art Room in the East Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building, created by third Secretary Samuel P. Langley. The furnishings were specially designed by Hornblower and Marshall. Encircling the room was a plaster copy of the Parthenon frieze and carbon photographs by Adolphe Braun of Old Master portraits and paintings.

Smithsonian Institution Building

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
The Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle's" south entrance, viewed from Independence Avenue. The Enid A. Haupt Garden in the South Yard welcomes visitors through the gates.

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Staff member work in the Smithsonian Institution Archives reading room.

Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building

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The old negative number is 65869, but that negative could not be found. 2002-12117 on7/31/2002, but not burned to CD.

The Great Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building. The Hall at this time was beginning to be used to provide information on the events and exhibitions of the Smithsonian. A flag stands by a display case containing a portrait and other artifacts.

Smithsonian Institution Building, circa 1848

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Part of a collection of 16 drawings acquired 8/21/1991. Matches William Pierson's Sheet 29.

Graphite Pencil on Opaque Paper; Planning/Facade; Conceptual/Architectural/Sketch

Perspective of North East Tower of the Main Block of the Romanesque Scheme. This drawing was drafted by the architect James Renwick Jr. and depicts his Romanesque scheme of the Smithsonian Institution Building. This drawing was reproduced by wood engraving and was used for plate nine in Robert Dale Owen's "Hintson Public Architecture," published in 1846 as a description of the building's plans and architectural style. James Renwick, Jr. began his design with a Gothic castle and eventually reworked it into a Romanesque castle. This later design won the competition in 1846.

15c Smithsonian Institution single

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