Bust of Joseph Henry

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This bust of Joseph Henry was sculpted by Clark Mills. Henry served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian from 1846 to 1878.


Henry, Joseph 1797-1878


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The sculpture is in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 11, Folder: 27

Contact information

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


c. 1870s

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  • Secretariats
  • Sculpture
  • Secretaries
  • Busts
  • Mills, Clark


  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

SIA2012-3558 or SA-10 or 24759

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 8w x 10h ; Type of Image: Object ; Medium: Photographic print

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