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Briefly outlines the history of the National Portrait Gallery, established as a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution by Congress in 1962. Gives a general description of works in the gallery's collection, most of which were gifts.


  • Sadik, Marvin S
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • United States Congress


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: Permanent Collection Illustrated Checklist (Book)

Contact information

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




  • Art
  • History
  • National Collections
  • Art objects
  • Art--History


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