Mrs. Thomas Brockway ( Rosamond Jean Lambert)

ID: SIA2011-0277 or 32280-5

Creator: Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1935

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: 1 Scrapbook II, 1934-1942, "A-N"

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  • Mrs. Thomas Brockway (Rosamond Jean Lambert) (1899-1992), art historian, is sitting in front of filled bookcases, probably in the Smithsonian "Castle", as she looks away from the photographer .
  • Jean L. Brockway, wrote several pieces about artists and miniatures. Her husband, Thomas Parmelee Brockway was a historian. Tolman, the photographer of this image, was a miniature artist, making a connection between him and Mrs. Brockway.


Brockway, Rosamond Jean Lambert 1899-1992


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • The image was taken by Ruel P. Tolman, Director of Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts, and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scenes (Section B).
  • For another image of Mrs. Brockway facing forward, see Neg. SIA2011-0276.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: 1 Scrapbook II, 1934-1942, "A-N"

Contact information

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


c. 1935

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  • Women
  • Art
  • Books and reading
  • Historians
  • Shelving for books
  • Authors
  • Portrait miniatures, American
  • History
  • Art historians
  • Books
  • Art--History


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-0277 or 32280-5

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 2.25w x 2.25h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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