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Deliveries to International Exchange Service

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Unknown International Exchange Service (IES) Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.) Smithsonian Institution Building East Wing South Yard


Historic Images of the Smithsoniansource: Field, Stamm & Ewing. THE CASTLE, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SMITHSONIAN BUILDING (p. 40)Parked outside the south facade (South Yard) of the East Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building is a delivery wagon making deliveries to the International Exchange Service. "Exchange" employees unload wooden boxes into the basement, using a freight lift constructed in 1884 after the postern door was removed. Established in 1848, the International Exchange Service, administered by the Smithsonian Institution, disseminated scientific publications to scholarly institutions both in the United States and abroad.Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder: 21Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Color: Black And White; Size: 10w X 8h; Type Of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic Print
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