Henry Statue

image for Henry Statue
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary
Joseph Henry statue at the entrance of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle." Henry was the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Insitution from 1846-1878. The bronze statue was commissioned in 1880 and installed in 1883, at which time it faced the Smithsonian Building. It was turned to face the National Mall in 1965.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Author
Vargas, Rick
Subject
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
1997
Standard number
97-4128-07
Topic
Photography--Negatives
Secretaries
Bronze
Statues
Place
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Color ; Size: 122mm ; Type of Image: Photograph ; Medium: Negative
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Type
Negative