Richard Rathbun at His Desk

ID: 27361 or MAH-27361

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1880

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 19, Folder: 6

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Summary

Richard Rathbun, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in charge of the United States National Museum, sits at a table writing. Rathbun supervised the organization of the newly chartered National Gallery of Art, now the National Museum of American Art, in the Arts and Industries Building in 1906. In 1880, Richard Rathbun became curator of the Department of Marine Invertebrates at the United States National Museum and was named Assistant Secretary in 1896. He became Director of the United States National Museum in 1898.

Subject

  • Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • United States National Museum
  • Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

No date given for the photograph. Rathbun was born in 1852 and died in 1918.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 19, Folder: 6

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1880

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Topic

  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Administration
  • Management--Museums

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

27361 or MAH-27361

Physical description

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

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