Herbert S. Bryant Sitting at his Desk

ID: SIA2011-0259

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

Form/Genre: Person, candid

Date: May, 1935

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Scrapbook A-N

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Herbert S. Bryant, chief of the Division of Correspondence and Documents, holding papers in his hands, is seated at his desk.


  • Bryant, Herbert S 1878-1950
  • Federal Credit Union (FCU)
  • Correspondence and Documents, Division of


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • Herbert Sydney Bryant (1878-1950) worked as a messenger for the United States Patent Office from 1897 to 1901. He later gained employment at the United States National Museum, first as a clerk in the Division of Correspondence and Documents (1907-1918) and then as chief of that division (1918-1948). He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Smithsonian Employees Federal Credit Union from 1935 to1950, acting as Vice President of the Board from 1940 to 1950.
  • This image was taken by Ruel P. Tolman, former Director of Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts [now the Smithsonian American Art Museum], and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C., scenes (Section B).
  • See Negative Number SIA2011-0260 for another image of Bryant.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Scrapbook A-N

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


May, 1935

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  • Person, candid
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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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