The Empress Nagako Tours FGA

ID: 75-12047-6 or 75-12047.6

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1975

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2

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The Empress Nagako escorted on a tour of the Freer Galley of Art (FGA) by Dr. Harold P. Stern and Mrs. Ripley October 2, 1975. The Empress is being greeted in the center of the photograph in front of a limousine, before approaching the stairs to the Freer Gallery of Art. A carpet has been rolled-out for The Empress. On the right-hand side of the photograph is a crowd of people. In the background, the vine-covered Smithsonian Institution Building (SIB), or "Castle," the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in the Natural History Building (NHB) across the tree-covered mall and numerous cars and visitors are visible.


  • Ripley, Mary Moncrieffe Livingston
  • Nagako Empress, consort of Hirohito, Emperor of Japan 1903-
  • Stern, Harold P
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • Freer Gallery of Art


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Featured in TORCH, November 1975

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2

Contact information

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



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  • Celebrities
  • Royal visitors
  • Dignitaries
  • Museums
  • Automobiles
  • Royal visitors--Japan
  • Museum visitors
  • Event


  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Japan


  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

75-12047-6 or 75-12047.6

Physical description

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

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