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The exhibition "1846: Portrait of a Nation" opens at the National Portrait Gallery and will continue through August 18, 1996. The exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution.


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Christman, Margaret C. S. 1846: Portrait of the Nation. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1996, p. XII.

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April 12, 1996


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