Joel Roberts Poinsett

ID: 2002-32266 or 2004-10331

Creator: Longacre, James Barton

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: 1850

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 18, Folder: 45

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Summary

Bust facing slightly right of Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779-1851), Secretary of War and founder of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science. He organized the first National Gallery of Art in 1850, in what was then the new Patent Office Building. The portrait was drawn from life and engraved by J.B. Longacre, c.1850.

Subject

  • Poinsett, Joel Roberts 1779-1851
  • Patent Office Building (POB)
  • National Institute for the Promotion of Science
  • National Institute
  • United States. Secretary of War

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The original negative number is 899, but that negative could not be located on file. The original photograph was re-scanned and given new negative and digital file numbers.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 18, Folder: 45

Contact information

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

Date

1850

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Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Law
  • SI, Early History
  • Portraits
  • Museums
  • Legislation

Form/Genre

  • Engraving
  • Portraits

ID Number

2002-32266 or 2004-10331

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 5w x 7h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Engraving

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