Lincoln Gallery Occupied by Civil Service Commission

ID: 92-1795

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1962

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 2 Folder May 1978

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The Lincoln Gallery in the Patent Office Building occupied by offices of the Civil Service Commission. The building was occupied by the Patent Office until 1932; it then housed the Civil Service Commission until 1963. The Patent Office building was turned over to the Smithsonian in 1958 for its use but it was not ready for use by the Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts, now the American Art Museum until 1965. This picture is circa late 1961 or January 1962.


  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • United States Civil Service Commission


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Featured in TORCH, May 1978

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 2 Folder May 1978

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



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  • Patent Office Building
  • Lincoln Gallery
  • Art museums
  • Patent Office Building--Lincoln Gallery


  • Photographic print
  • Interior

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

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