James Smithson Bicentennial Celebration

ID: 82-3272

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1965

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 59, Folder 5

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In a room in the Smithsonian Institution Building, from Left to Right: Frank T. Bow, Regent, Smithsonian Institution; Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chancellor of the Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents; and S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, dressed in their academic robes on the occasion of a three day celebration held September 16, 17, 18, 1965, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of James Smithson, the founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Warren, Earl 1891-1974
  • Bow, Frank Townsend
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  • James Smithson Bicentennial Celebration 1965
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 59, Folder 5

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Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Event; Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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