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Photograph of the meeting of Smithsonian Institution staff on February 14, 1939 to discuss proposed exhibits in the Main Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle," and the 100th anniversary celebration. The staff is seen here meeting over lunch. Present are: John Ellerton Lodge, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, Webster P. True, William L. Corbin, Ray S. Bassler, Alexander Wetmore, Charles Greeley Abbot, Earl S. Johnston, Neil M. Judd, Ruel P. Tolman, Julian H. Steward, Charles W. Gilmore, Frank M. Setzler, H. W. Krieger, James H. Hill, Aleš Hrdlička, H. B. Collins, Jr., John R. Swanton, John P. Harrington, Gerrit S. Miller, Jr., Nicholas W. Dorsey, Austin H. Clark, Herbert Friedmann, Leonhard Stejneger, Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr., Leonard P. Schultz, Frederick L. Lewton, W. R. Maxon, W. F. Foshag, Carl W. Mitman, Edward A. Chapin, Frank A. Taylor, Charles E. Resser, William M. Mann, Herbert S. Bryant, Leonard C. Gunnell.


  • Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
  • True, Webster Prentiss b. 1892
  • Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), b. 1878
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954
  • Gilmore, Charles W
  • Hrdlička, Aleš
  • Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-
  • Swanton, John Reed 1873-1958
  • Harrington, John Peabody
  • Clark, Austin Hobart b. 1880
  • Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987
  • Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
  • Foshag, William F
  • Chapin, Edward Albert
  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Mann, William M. 1886-1960
  • Corbin, William L
  • Hill, James H
  • Dorsey, Nicholas W
  • Bryant, Herbert S 1878-1950
  • Gunnell, Leonard C
  • Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942
  • Johnston, Earl S
  • Judd, Neil Merton
  • Steward, Julian Haynes 1902-1972
  • Setzler, Frank M (Frank Maryl) 1902-1975
  • Miller, Gerrit S., Jr
  • Roberts, Frank H. H (Frank Harold Hanna) 1897-1966
  • Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-
  • Lewton, Frederick L
  • Mitman, Carl W
  • Resser, Charles Elmer 1889-1943
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See also Neg. # 1437 and Neg. # 33719 at SIA RU95 B56 F22 for copies of this same image.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 186, Folder 4

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



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  • Maxon, W. R
  • Secretariats
  • Krieger, Herbert W
  • Secretaries
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Management--Museums


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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

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