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Patent Office Building, 1861

Patent Office Building, 1861

Photo: Smithsonian

"Patent Office, Washington D.C.," 1861. The Patent Office Building in Washington, D.C. later became the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, housing the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Albumen silver print of Patent Office Building by Bierstadt Brothers.

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