National Portrait Gallery Staff and Exhibit Objects

ID: SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1326]

Creator: Neufeld, Harry B

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1968

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-008, Box 10, Image No. OPA-1326

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A pair of golden pheasants, given by Lafayette to George Washington and mounted by Charles Wilson Peale, on display at National Portrait Gallery (NPG); Portraits of Charles Nagel, Director of NPG, J. Benjamin Townsend, Assistant Director, Robert G. Stewart, curator, and Virginia Purdy, historian, outside of the National Portrait Gallery; Museum aide Elizabeth "Betsy" Heck demonstrates the use of Charles Wilson Peale's physiognotrace next to a painting of his portrait.


  • Nagel, Charles 1899-1992
  • Townsend, J. Benjamin
  • Stewart, Robert G
  • Purdy, Virginia Cardwell
  • Heck, Elizabeth
  • National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs


  • Also known as 66671.
  • Digital contact sheet available.
  • Frame selections featured in "The Torch," October 1968.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-008, Box 10, Image No. OPA-1326

Repository Loc.

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  • 1968
  • September 9, 1968

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Black-and-white negatives

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SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1326]

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