James Smithson Tomb Rededicated

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In a ceremony rededicating the tomb of James Smithson, Sir Roger Makins, the British ambassador, and Sir John Cockcroft present a Union Jack to be displayed with the Stars and Stripes beside the tomb as a "symbol of international understanding."


Smithson, James 1765-1829


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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1953, p. 6 (plate 1), 9

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June 24, 1953


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