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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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.


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

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



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


  • Photographic print
  • Object

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

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