Presentation of Hooker Emerald

ID: SIA RU000371 [77-13421-30]

Creator: Krantz, Victor

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1977

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: December 1977, Image No. 77-13421-30

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Summary

Caption from Torch: "Museum of Natural History Director Porter Kier (right) and Curator of Minerals Paul Desautels admire a 75-carat emerald which was presented to the Smithsonian by Mrs. Stewart Hooker [Janet Annenberg Hooker] of New York. Hooker is the sister of Walter Annenberg, former U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain. The emerald, which was purchased by her from a New York jeweler 15 years ago, is believed to have once adorned the belt buckle of Abdul Hamid II (1876- 1909), one of the last sultans of the Ottoman Empire."

Subject

  • Desautels, Paul E
  • Kier, Porter M
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Mineral Sciences

Notes

  • Also known as SIA2009-2055.
  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," December 1977.
  • Masked for publication.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: December 1977, Image No. 77-13421-30

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1977
  • December 1977

Restrictions & Rights

  • No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
  • No Copyright - United States

Topic

  • Gems
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [77-13421-30]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;

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