Alexander Graham Bell Bust Presentation

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Photo session before presentation of bust of Alexander Graham Bell at the annual meeting of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution on December 9, 1926. From left to right are: Nicholas W. Dorsey, Harry W. Dorsey, E. DeAtler, J. W. Perkins, James G. Traylor, Assistant Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot (seated) (who later became the fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian from 1928-1944), an unidentified man, the bust of Alexander Graham Bell, two unidentified men, and Jesse Walter Fewkes. The sculptor was Victor Salvatore (not present in the image).


  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
  • Dorsey, Harry W 1874-1960
  • Traylor, James G
  • Fewkes, Jesse Walter 1850-1930
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Regents' Room


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There are also two different photographs (Neg. #'s 17177-a and 82-3348) of this event at SIA RU95 B56 F16.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder 1

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



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  • Perkins, J. U
  • Secretariats
  • Sculpture
  • Meetings
  • Secretaries
  • Dorsey, Nicholas W


  • Photographic print
  • Group

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

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