Jacob Kainen in Graphic Arts Hall, Smithsonian Institution Building

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Jacob Kainen in the Graphic Arts Hall in the West Wing of the Smithsonian Institution Building stands by a printing press. Kainen came to the Smithsonian in 1942 and served as graphic arts curator through the 1960's. The Horatio Greenough's statue of George Washington is in the background.


  • Washington, George 1732-1799
  • Greenough, Horatio 1805-1852
  • Kainen, Jacob
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Graphic Arts
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution Building West Wing
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 413, Box 4, Folder: Graphic Arts Div, SI Building, Photographs

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


c. 1960

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions


  • Printing
  • Graphic arts
  • Exhibitions
  • Statues
  • Horatio Greenough Statue of George Washington
  • Printing presses


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

43950-E or MAH-43950E

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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