China Exhibit, U.S. National Museum

ID: 845-D and MAH-845D

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1920s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 16, Folder: 5

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An exhibit of decorative china from the Alfred Duane Pell Collection of china from Worcester, England, displayed by the National Gallery of Art (NGA), now the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), in the United States National Museum (USNM) building, now the Arts & Industries (A&I) building. A label in the bottom of the case states "Dr. Alfred Duane Pell Collection; Remainder of collection in National Gallery of Art, in alcove, North end, first floor, Natural History Building." The Natural History Building (NHB) was also known as the "New" United States National Museum building.


  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • United States National Museum


Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 285, Box 16, Folder: 5

Contact information

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


c. 1920s

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  • Decoration and ornament
  • Alfred Duane Pell Collection
  • Worcester, England
  • Porcelain, Chinese
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Exhibitions
  • Pell, Alfred Dunne
  • Table setting and decoration
  • Decorative arts




  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

845-D and MAH-845D

Physical description

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

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