Visitors to the Mall during the 1950s-1970s may have encountered large rockets that lined the west side of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building. Called "Rocket Row," this outdoor exhibit accommodated large objects before the National Air and Space Museum opened. This photo from the 1960s shows, from left to right, a Jupiter C, Vanguard, Polaris, and Atlas missile. The Jupiter C and the Vanguard were moved to the National Air and Space Museum, where they are still on view today.
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Black and white photograph, Size: 8w x 10h
West side of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building.