Photographs, 1916-1992 [graphic]

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Consists of Freer Gallery of Art photographs that depict early Museum plans and drawings; the ground-breaking ceremony before construction of the Museum; exterior views during and after construction; and interior shots of the galleries, library, and art storage areas. Also includes Freer Gallery of Art renovation project photographs; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery photographs, particularly of models and exterior views of the Museum; and slides of the Freer Gallery of Art grounds.


  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)


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Repository Loc.

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


  • 1916
  • 1916-1992


Art museums


  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Color transparencies
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RS01069

Physical description

0.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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