Visitor at a National Gallery of Art

ID: SIA2011-0487 or 31944-C

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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Summary

A female visitor with a guidebook in hand stands in front of an elaborate cameo vase. Paintings and art objects are on display in the National Gallery of Art, later the National Collection of Fine Arts and now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, when it was located in the United States National Museum, now the Natural History Building.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art
  • Natural History Building
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This image was taken by Ruel P. Tolman, former 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 A)

Contained within

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, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1935

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Women
  • Museum buildings
  • Clothing and dress
  • Museums
  • Urns
  • Vases
  • Museum visitors
  • Painting

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior

ID Number

SIA2011-0487 or 31944-C

Physical description

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

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