Laura Barney Poses with Umbrella

ID: SIA2007-0152

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1906

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 96-153, Box 1, Folder Section 3.44

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Laura Barney poses with an umbrella. Laura Barney was the daughter of Alice Pike Barney who is remembered for her efforts to transform Washington, D.C., into the nation's cultural capital. Laura married French lawyer Hippolyte Dreyfuss, was an early proponent of Bahaism, and an active campaigner for women's rights and world peace. She was made a chevalier and then an officer of the French Legion of Honor for her service to France during both World Wars. Laura and her sister Natalie gave Studio House, an arts center created by their mother Alice Pike Barney, to the Smithsonian Institution for use as an arts and cultural center. The building initially housed offices and visiting scholars and guests.


  • Barney, Alice Pike 1857-1931
  • Dreyfus-Barney, Laura


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 96-153, Box 1, Folder Section 3.44

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



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  • Person, candid

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 4w x 3h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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