Color Image of the Smithsonian Castle on Fire

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Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Engraving made from this retouched photograph was published in Harper's Weekly, February 1865. For engraving, see Negative Number 2002-12222. The Harper's Weekly image has the entire building consumed in flames, inaccurate since the east wing did not sustain much damage.
For a black and white photographic print with the Negative Number 37082 or MAH-37082.
Summary
Colored in photograph of the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle" on fire in 1865. People are visible standing around watching the burning of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle," January 24, 1865. The photograph was taken and heavily retouched by Alexander Gardner, where he painted flames on the photographic print. It is mounted on paper.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 9
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Author
Gardner, Alexander 1821-1882
Subject
Harper's Weekly
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
January 24, 1865
Standard number
SIA2013-08351
Topic
Fires
Buildings
Event
Museum buildings
Accidents
Disasters
Place
Washington (D.C.)
Physical description
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 11.6w x 9.7h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Paper; Photographic Print
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Type
Exterior
Photographic print
Paper