1879 Smithsonian Construction

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

“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”