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Washington. Smithsonian Institution.
  • William Henry Jackson, artist
    1843–1942
    born: Keesville, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Detroit Photographic Company, publisher
    active 1897–1924
  • Washington. Smithsonian Institution., 1898
  • Where object was made: Washington, DC, United States
  • photochrom
  • Object Height/Width: 17.39 x 22.69 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 8 15/16 in
  • Gift of David J. and Rita Sloan Gottlieb
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0376
Description

Exterior. A view of the façade of the Smithsonian Building, now home to the Smithsonian Visitor Center and referred to as “The Castle.” In the foreground of this color photograph, a drive wraps from the front to the center and back to the left, with a patch of green grass in the middle. The building sits at center towards the back, a flag flying high above the Seneca red sandstone faux Norman style building. To the right a large tree that partially obscures the building.