Smithsonian Logo 1966 Mock-up

ID: SIA2012-3166

Creator: Smithsonian Institution

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Date: 1966

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-147, Box 5, Folder: Logos- Old logo file from previous OPA staff, 1966, 1998

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Summary

  • Mock-up of the Smithsonian Institution's 1966 logo. The seal contains a sun with alternating straight and wavy rays representing heat and light -- "The Sun in His Splendor" and bears the inscription: "Smithsonian Institution."
  • The seal was designed at the request of Secretary S. Dillon Ripley to coincide with the bicentennial of James Smithson's birth and approved June 3, 1966.

Subject

Bicentennial Celebration Commemorating the Birth of James Smithson 1965

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-147, Box 5, Folder: Logos- Old logo file from previous OPA staff, 1966, 1998

Contact information

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

Date

1966

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No restrictions

Topic

Seals (Numismatics)

ID Number

SIA2012-3166

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 4w x 5h ; Type of Image: Object ; Medium: Paper

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