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Smithsonian American Art MuseumOld Patent Office

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Glass plate negative made by Walter J. Hussey, 1885-1910. Patent Office Building.
South Front of Patent Office Building at the intersection of 8th and F Streets, NW (completed 1862); Taken in December 1889. The building is now the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture which houses the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
The collection in the Photographic History Collection consists of over two hundred glass plate negatives made by Walter J. Hussey (1865-1959). These glass plate negatives consist of daily life in and around Mount Pleasant, Ohio, Mr. Hussey's friends and family, studio portraits, his trips to the Washington, D.C. area, and Florida.
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Object Name
glass negative
glass plate negative
date made
Hussey, Walter J.
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
overall: 5 in x 8 in; 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift from Richard S. Hussey
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Walter J. Hussey Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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South Front of Old Patent Office Building at the intersection of 8th and F Streets (completed 1862) taken in 1890-1891

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