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The National Mall in Southwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joseph Henry

 
 
Joseph Henry Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
1. Joseph Henry Statue
Inscription.  
This statue of the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution was made in 1881 by the American sculptor William Wetmore Storey, then working in Rome. Unveiled April 19, 1883.
 
Erected 1883.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical date for this entry is April 19, 1883.
 
Location. 38° 53.349′ N, 77° 1.559′ W. Marker is in Southwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in The National Mall. Marker is on Jefferson Drive Southwest east of 12th Street Southwest, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 999 Jefferson Drive Southwest, Washington DC 20560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Smithsonian Institution Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph Rinzler (within shouting distance of this marker); Voyage
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Pluto (within shouting distance of this marker); "Nature is my religion." (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest Washington.
 
More about this marker. Statue is in front of the Smithsonian Institution Building, known as the Castle. It is facing the Mall.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Henry. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 29, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Joseph Henry Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, April 10, 2006
2. Joseph Henry Inscription
The Smithsonian Castle image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
3. The Smithsonian Castle
Joseph Henry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
4. Joseph Henry
Joseph Henry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
5. Joseph Henry
Electro-Magnet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
6. Electro-Magnet
on W.W.Story's Statue of Joseph Henry
The SI unit of inductance is the Henry named for Joseph Henry who developed the practical use of the electromagnet.
Signature image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
7. Signature

Modelled by
W. W. Story
Rome . 1881.
Fonderia Nelli . Roma .
Joseph Henry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
8. Joseph Henry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,381 times since then and 447 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 30, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on April 14, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 30, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 9, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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