"Plant Portraits" Opens at National Museum of Natural History

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"Plant Portraits" opens at the National Museum of Natural History. The exhibition comprises fifty botanical watercolors of pharmaceutical plants, combining great accuracy with sensitive insight, painted by the late Ida Hrubesky Pemberton.


  • Pemberton, Ida Hrubesky 1890-1951
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • "Plant Portraits" (October 17 1974 National Museum of Natural History)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 405, Box 1, Folder 1974, Calendar of Events October 1974.

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October 17, 1974


  • Medicine
  • Ethnobotany
  • Botany
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Plants
  • Watercolors
  • Painting
  • Medicinal plants
  • Museum exhibits

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