Patent Office. Illustration / Smithsonian Institution

Joseph West Moore1887

National Women’s History Museum

National Women’s History Museum
Alexandria, VA, United States

The United States Patent Office was an accessible and transparent bureaucracy. In fact, the Patent Office encouraged ordinary citizens to examine its museum of patent models as a source of national pride and inventive inspiration. Image: South Hall, Museum of Models, Patent Office. Illustration from Joseph West Moore, Picturesque Washington: Pen and Pencil Sketches, 1887, SI negative 2008-4988.


  • Title: Patent Office. Illustration / Smithsonian Institution
  • Creator: Joseph West Moore
  • Date Created: 1887
  • Subject Keywords: Women's History, Technology, Inventions, United States Patent Office
  • Rights: No known restrictions
  • External Link: Smithsonian Institution

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