Presentation of Hope Diamond to Museum of Natural History

ID: SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F11_002]

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1958

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 57, Folder 11, Image No. SIA_000095_B57_F11_002

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Summary

Presentation of Hope Diamond to Museum of Natural History by jeweler Harry Winston, with Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield; Edna Fleishman Winston; Secretary Leonard Carmichael; George Switzer, curator of mineralogy and petrology; and Mr. Sinclair.

Subject

  • Carmichael, Leonard,℗ ℗1898-1973
  • Summerfield, Arthur E.℗ ℗(Arthur Ellsworth),℗$d℗1899-1972
  • Winston, Edna Fleishman
  • Switzer, George S.℗ ℗(George Shirley),℗$d℗1915-2008
  • Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Museum of Natural History (U.S.).℗ ℗Department of Geology
  • Museum of Natural History (U.S.).℗ Division of Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Harry Winston, Inc

Notes

  • See also number Archives No. SIA2010-0337
  • See also number Division No. MP-60B
  • The donor, Harry Winston, shipped the diamond through the regular United States Postal Service via first-class mail; the postage cost him $2.44, plus $142.85 for $1 million dollars worth of insurance.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 57, Folder 11, Image No. SIA_000095_B57_F11_002

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1958
  • November 10, 1958

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
  • Copyright Undetermined

Topic

  • Hope diamond
  • Special events

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B57_F11_002]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;

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