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1879 Smithsonian Construction

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This great old photo shows the Arts and Industries Building on the Mall under construction in 1879.

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“Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder 7”

And below we found an interesting 1878 rendering of what the building should look like.

RU 000095, Box 32, Folder 3

And finally, here’s a photo of the building after being completed.

“Record Unit 95, Box 32, Folder 8”
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