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Laying out of the Nation's Capital, NMAH

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Unknown Banneker, Benjamin National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH) National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)


Historic Images of the SmithsonianA diorama of Andrew Ellicott and his assistant Benjamin Banneker taking a break from surveying the boundaries of Washington, D.C., in "Laying out the Nation's Capital" in the Hall of Physical Sciences. To the left of the diorama is an exhibit of various instruments used. The exhibit opened in March 1966 in the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History.Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 45, Folder: 13Institutional 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: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic Print
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