Freer Director Lodge Dies

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John Ellerton Lodge, director of the Freer Gallery of Art since 1920, dies. As the first head of the Freer Gallery, he sponsored the development of the museum and expansion of its collections and encouraged language education and field work.


  • Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942
  • Freer Gallery of Art


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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1943. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1943, p. 45.

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December 29, 1942


  • Art museums
  • Personnel management
  • Field Work
  • Employees
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  • Museums--Employees
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