Ambassador Donates Islamic Architecture Slides to Freer

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Raymond Hare, former United States ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt, and Turkey, donates 4,000 slides of Islamic architecture to the Freer Gallery of Art. Hare took the photographs in various regions, including southern Russia, Spain, and North Africa, but most of the photographs document sites in Cairo, Egypt, and in Turkey. The photographs join the Freer study collections.


  • Hare, Raymond A
  • Freer Gallery of Art


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"Gift Enriches Freer Study Resources." The Smithsonian Torch (February 1979): 8.

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