"How Fleeting is Fame" Opens at NPG

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"How Fleeting is Fame" opens at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibit consists of lithographic portraits of 19th century celebrities whose fame did not withstand the test of time.


  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • How Fleeting is Fame (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 405, Box 1, Folder 1981, Calendar of Events, February 1981.

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


  • February 6, 1981
  • 19th century


  • Celebrities
  • Lithography
  • Portraits
  • Exhibitions

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