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National Portrait Gallery in the evening, 1978 Negative number: 92-1710
Evening view of the exterior of the National Portrait Galley side of the American Art and Portrait Galleries building in 1978.

Entrance to Recent Acquisitions of the National Portrait Gallery Negative number: 066343-a
A 1966 National Portrait Gallery exhibit entitled "Recent Acquisition" in the Arts and Industries Building where the museum was housed before it moved to its permanent location in the Old Patent Office Building in 1967.

Interior court yard of the Old Patent Office Building Negative number: 94-4429
Wintertime photograph of the interior courtyard of the Old Patent Office Building, location of the National Portrait Gallery and the National Collection of Fine Arts (now Smithsonian American Art Museum), 1967.

National Portrait Gallery double-decker shuttle bus, 1975 Negative number: 94-13189
The National Portrait Gallery double-decker shuttle bus, 1975. The free shuttle took visitors between the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, and the National Portrait Gallery. The attendant on board the bus presented passengers with an introductory talk about the Gallery, its collections and special exhibitions.

Sadik, Northumberland, Burger, and Ripley with portrait of Thyendanega by Gilbert Stuart, 1976 Negative number: 92-1786
Standing with the portrait of Thayendanega (Joseph Brant) by Gilbert Stuart is (left to right) National Portrait Gallery Director Marvin Sadik (1969-1981), The Duke of Northumberland, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, and Secretary S. Dillon Ripley (1964-1984), July 1976. Stuart painted the portrait of Thayendanega, Chief of the Mohawks, in London in 1789. Photo by Robert Maciolek.

Lady Bird Johnson at National Portrait Gallery Reception, 1978 Negative number: 78-6046-17a
Marvin Sadik (right),Director of the National Portrait Gallery, 1969-1981, greets Lady Bird Johnson at a National Portrait Gallery reception, 1 May 1978. Photo by Richard Hofmeister.

National Portrait Gallery Curators with last picture of Lincoln Negative number: 82-4838-22A
National Portrait Gallery curator of Photographs, Will Stapp, and his assistant, Ann Shumard, with last photograph of Abraham Lincoln, 1982. Photo by Dane Penland.

Moving Gilbert Stuart portraits of George and Martha Washington, National Portrait Gallery, 1983 Negative number: 95-252
The Gilbert Stuart portraits of George and Martha Washington being moved at the National Portrait Gallery by (l-r) William Trossen, Terry Conable, Lina Best and David Price, 1983. Photo by Rolland White.

President Ford at National Portrait Gallery, 1988 Negative number: 88-11660-25
Former President Gerald Ford unveiling his presidential portrait at a ceremony in the National Portrait Gallery, Hall of Presidents, in June 1988. The portrait was painted by Everett Raymond Kinstler. Photo by Richard Hofmeister.

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