Smithsonian Institution Building, 1863

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Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
This photo is without caption. See Neg. SIA2011-1448 with the handwritten caption "Washington, D.C., April, 1865".
See also Negative Number 32004. This is probably by Brady & Co. There are similar images at the Library of Congress and National Archives.
Summary
View of the Smithsonian Institution Building looking east up B Street (later known as Independence Ave) towards the United States Capitol Building. Grounds are landscaped following plan laid out by Andrew Jackson Downing. Visible amidst the trees is the Magnetic Observatory, built in 1853. People stand along the fence installed along the sidewalk on B Street.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30, Folder: 7 and Accession 11-009
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic
B Street
Fences
Independence Avenue
Landscape architecture
SI Buildings
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions
No restrictions
Author
Brady & Co. (Washington, D.C.)
Subject
Downing, A. J (Andrew Jackson) 1815-1852
Magnetic Observatory
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
South Yard
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description
Color: Black and White; Size: 4w x 5h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Black and White Negative
1863
Place
(Washington, D.C.)
Type
Exterior
Landscape
Negative
Standard number
91-10382