Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot

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Formal portrait of Charles Greeley Abbot, as a young man. He later served as the fifth Secretary (1928-1944) of the Smithsonian Institution. Abbot is seen here standing, facing the camera with his hand in his left front pants pocket.


Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872


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Negative # 18523 is another formal portrait of Abbot in the exact same pose, but this one is of a slightly older Abbot.

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

Contact information

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



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ID Number

17891 or MAH-17891

Physical description

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

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