Garber Presents Smithson Bust to SI

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Paul E. Garber presents a bust of James Smithson to the Smithsonian in a ceremony sponsored by the Board of Regents and the Office of the Secretary. Garber commissioned Felix de Weldon, creator of the Iwo Jima Memorial, to sculpt the bronze, heroic-sized bust, which would stand on a marble pedestal in the North Foyer, just outside the crypt room.


  • Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Torch, 6/1976, p. 2

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May 13, 1976


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