Donation of Patricia Nixon's Inaugural Gown; Group Portrait of Smithsonian Secretariat

ID: SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1589R2]

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1970

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-008, Box 14, Image No. OPA-1589R2

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Donation of Patricia Nixon's inaugural gown for presentation in the First Ladies Exhibition at the National Museum of History and Technology, now known as the National Museum of American History, Secretary S. Dillon Ripley and First Lady Patricia Nixon; Group portrait of the Secretariat, with Frank A. Taylor, Director General of Museums, Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, James. C. Bradley, Assistant Secretary, David Challinor, Assistant Secretary for Science, Frederic M. Philips, Director of the Office of Public Affairs, Charles Blitzer, Assistant Secretary for History and Art, and Peter Powers, Office of General Counsel.


  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Bradley, James C. 1910-1984
  • Nixon, Pat 1912-1993
  • Challinor, David
  • Philips, Frederic M
  • Blitzer, Charles
  • Powers, Peter G
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs


  • Also known as OPA-1589B.
  • Digital contact sheet available.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-008, Box 14, Image No. OPA-1589R2

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



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  • Presidents' spouses
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Black-and-white negatives

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SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1589R2]

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