James Smithson Engraving

ID: SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-2799]

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Form/Genre: Lantern slides

Date: 1880

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 12-492, Image No. SIA2012-2799

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Summary

Photograph of an engraving of James Smithson (1765-1829), founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution, as an adult. The engraving is based on a miniature portrait of Smithson done in oil on ivory by Henri Johns on May 11, 1816 at Aix la Chapelle, France, and purchased in 1878 from George Henry de la Batut of France.

Subject

  • United States National Museum
  • Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)

Notes

  • Also known as 82-3206 and MAH-14574
  • See also Record Unit 95, Box 21, Folder 1.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 12-492, Image No. SIA2012-2799

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1880
  • Between 1880 and 1930

Restrictions & Rights

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  • No Known Copyright Restrictions

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Form/Genre

Lantern slides

Local number

SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-2799]

Physical description

4 x 3.25;

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