Postcard for NMAI Groundbreaking Ceremony

ID: SIA2013-07854 (front) and SIA2013-07855 (back)

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1999

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection 08-089, Box 2, Folder: Ground Breaking Ceremony, September 28, 1999: 1

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Summary

Color postcard advertising the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Museum of the American Indian.The front has an image of a painting done by Tony Abeyta called "Gathering from Four Directions," and it has a black border. It also has a quote from Abeyta: "For the National Museum of the American Indian, this is my interpretation of north, south, east, and west." The postcard is unused, but the message side is filled with printed information about the groundbreaking ceremony.

Author

Unknown

Subject

National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The painting on the front of the postcard was done by Tony Abeyta.
  • The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the National Museum of the American Indian took place on September 28, 1999.
  • The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) was created on November 18, 1989, when President George H.W. Bush signed an act allowing the transfer of the Museum of the American Indian into the Smithsonian to create NMAI.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection 08-089, Box 2, Folder: Ground Breaking Ceremony, September 28, 1999: 1

Contact information

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

Date

1999

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Postcard
  • Art
  • Groundbreaking

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2013-07854 (front) and SIA2013-07855 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 4.2w x 6h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper

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