Unveiling New Bell for Flag Tower

ID: 96-28-4A

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1996

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-042, Box 2, Folder 2 Bell Unveiling

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Summary

On January 29, 1996, Secretary I. Michael Heyman and Marc Pachter, chairman of the Smithsonian Institution's 150th anniversary activities, lift the Smithsonian flag to unveil the new bell to be installed in the Flag Tower on August 10, 1996. The bell is 34" in diameter, 28" high and weighs 821 pounds. It is composed of solid bronze and was cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, London, England on September 21, 1995.

Subject

  • Heyman, Ira Michael 5/30/1930-11/19/2011
  • Birthday Party on the Mall (Event)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

3 contact sheets of event in folder

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-042, Box 2, Folder 2 Bell Unveiling

Contact information

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

Date

1996

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Topic

  • Pachter, Marc
  • Anniversaries
  • Bells
  • Sesquicentennial of the Smithsonian Institution (Event)
  • Secretaries
  • Smithsonian's 150th Birthday Party
  • Whitechapel Bell Foundry
  • Flags
  • Event

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

96-28-4A

Physical description

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

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