Gateway of the Smithsonian Institution Building

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Historic Images of the Smithsonian
From William Jones Rhees, An Account of the Smithsonian Institution (Philadelphia: Collins, 1857).
Engraving of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle," gateway with visitors outside the gates and man going through a door to the right of the gates. On the left is a dog running. The engraving was published in the Smithsonian Guidebook of 1857. The gates were designed in 1849 by James Renwick, but were not built in the nineteenth century.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 5A
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
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Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian Institution Building South Front
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Standard number
SIA2011-2830 or 43804
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Visitor's Guide
Museum buildings
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Washington (D.C.)
Physical description
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 8w x 10h ; Type of Image: Engraving ; Medium: Photographic Print
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Photographic print