|Postcard: The Smithsonian Institution Building, 1855. Printed in 1982. Unmarked. Postcard of the Smithsonian Institution, 1855, printed in color. Measures 4×6 inches. Very Good. (#22613) $10.00|
James Renwick, Jr completed in the red sandstone Smithsonian Institution Building in 1855, with its light crenelated towers. This edifice symbolizes the entire Institution to many visitors. Popularly known as the Castle, this building housed all the Smithsonian’s operations when it opened.