SIA RU401004, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Photographs, 1920s-1980s

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  • Photographs document FGA award presentations, exhibition openings, receptions, staff members, and visitors. Special events documented include visits by King Mahendra of Nepal, 1960, and Crown Prince Akihito of Japan, 1965; the 50th anniversary of the FGA in 1973; opening of the Art of the Arab World exhibition, 1975; a memorial reception for Agnes E. Meyer; and the retirement party for Director John A. Pope.
  • FGA staff documented by the photographs include Curators James F. Cahill, Esin Atil, and Richard Ettinghausen; Directors Thomas Lawton, John Ellerton Lodge, Harold P. Stern, and Archibald G. Wenley; Assistant Director Sarah Newmeyer; and Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley and his wife, Mary Livingston Ripley. NOTE: These papers are located in the Freer Gallery of Art.


  • Cahill, James 1926-2014
  • Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970
  • Pope, John Alexander 1906-1982
  • Atıl, Esin
  • Ettinghausen, Richard
  • Lawton, Thomas 1931-
  • Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942
  • Stern, Harold P
  • Wenley, A. G (Archibald Gibson) 1898-1962
  • Newmeyer, Sarah
  • Ripley, Mary Livingston
  • Akihito Emperor of Japan 1933-
  • Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah King of Nepal d. 1972
  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Freer Gallery of Art


  • These photographs were created by staff from the Freer Gallery of Art (FGA) to document special events of the Gallery and to serve as a portrait file of FGA personnel.
  • None.

Addl. KW Subjects

  • Art of the Arab World, 1975 (exhibition)
  • Art of the Arab World, 1975


(1) Personnel photographs, arranged alphabetically; (2) special events photographs, arranged chronologically

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1920
  • 1920-1989
  • 1920s-1980s

Restrictions & Rights

These records are located in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution





Local number

SIA RU401004

Physical description

1 linear meter

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