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A short, four-paragraph article and 14 captioned photographs comprise this photo essay to show some of the highlights from the Smithsonian Institution's museum collections. The article mentions there are 10 museums and galleries around Washington, D.C., and that only about 1 percent of the Smithsonian's inventory is on display at any one time.


  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Exhibitions


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Fortune Vol. XCVI, No. 3 (Journal)

Contact information

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


September 1977


  • Smithsonian influence
  • Museums
  • Museum exhibits
  • Photographs

Physical description

pgs. 139-144

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