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

Joseph Henry

 
 
Joseph Henry Statue image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 38° 53.349′ N, 77° 1.559′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Jefferson Drive east of 12th Street, SW, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
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); Andrew Jackson Downing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carousel on the Mall, Washington, D.C. (about 400 feet away); Spencer Fullerton Baird (about 400 feet away); Enid A. Haupt Garden (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
More about this marker. Statue is in front
Joseph Henry Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, April 10, 2006
2. Joseph Henry Inscription
of the Smithsonian Institution Building, known as the Castle. It is facing the Mall.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Henry - Who Was He?. Article by Mark Rothenberg, editor of the Joseph Henry Papers Project. (Submitted on March 30, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
The Smithsonian Castle image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
3. The Smithsonian Castle
Joseph Henry image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
4. Joseph Henry
Joseph Henry image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
5. Joseph Henry
Electro-Magnet image. Click for full size.
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.
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.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2014
8. Joseph Henry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,469 times since then and 75 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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