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Holiday Greetings from Smithsonian Libraries!

We wish you warm tidings from all of us at Smithsonian Libraries this holiday season!

Within the snow globe is an image of the Smithsonian Institution Building (the Castle) from Hints on public architecture, containing, among other illustrations, views and plans of the Smithsonian Institution by Robert Owen (1849). Our current exhibition is featured in the video as well. Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect is now on view in the National Museum of American History through July 2020.


  1. Aubrey Miller

    Is there any way to purchase this snow globe, online, at this time?

    • Hi Aubrey,

      So glad you enjoyed this snow globe image. Unfortunately, this was an animation created by our staff, not an actual snow globe, so not available for purchase.


      Erin Rushing
      Outreach Librarian

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