Secretary Adams and his Wife

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Secretary Adams and his wife, Ruth Skinner Adams, admire the portrait of the secretary, painted by Burton Silverman. It now hangs with the other portraits of Smithsonian secretaries on the second floor of the Smithsonian Institution Building.


Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-2018


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Featured in Smithsonian Torch Supplement, September 1994

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, Folder: September 1994

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  • Secretariats
  • Secretaries
  • Portraits
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Adams, Ruth Skinner
  • Painting
  • Management--Museums


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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

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