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DC Trip - Smithsonian

A statue of James Smithson overlooks the National Museum of Natural History and the rest of the amazing museums his estate funded.

The Smithsonian Institution was founded for the “increase and diffusion” of knowledge from a bequest to the United States by the British scientist James Smithson (1765??1829), who had never visited the United States himself.

Photo taken October 20, 2009.

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