Postcard: U.S. Department of the Interior

circa 1939

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum
Washington, DC, United States

Produced by The Washington News Company, this "colorchrome" postcard depicts a circa 1939 view of the U.S. Department of the Interior's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Completed in December 1936, the building was designed by architect Waddy Word and constructed in just 18 months for a cost of $12.7 million.

The caption on the reverse of the postcard provides insight into the scope of the Department at that time: "The Department of the Interior is in charge of the public domain and has jurisdiction over public lands, national parks, grazing, Indians, reclamation, the Bureau of Mines, Geological Survey, the Office of Education, and the Division of Territories and Island Possessions."


  • Title: Postcard: U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Date Created: circa 1939
  • Physical Dimensions: L 3.375, W 5.4375 inches
  • Provenance: INTR 02449
  • Subject Keywords: U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., Washington News Company
  • Type: Postcard
  • Medium: ink on paper

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