Smithsonian Institution Building West Range with Shindler Portraits

ID: 95-20765 or 60144

Creator: Unknown (Thomas W. Smillie?)

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1871

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 21

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The West Range of the Smithsonian Institution Building, which had formerly served as part of the Gallery of Art, arranged to display ethnological specimens of North American Indian workmanship along with artifacts from China, Japan and prehistoric France for purposes of comparison. Along the arcades hang portraits depicting American Indian delegates, who visited Washington between 1858 and 1869, painted by United States National Museum artist Antonio Zeno Shindler. At the end of the hall hangs a large portrait of the French historian and statesman Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot painted by George Peter Alexander Healey.


  • Shindler, A. Zeno (Antonio Zeno) 1823-1899
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building West Range


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


  • Published in "The Castle: An Illustrated History of the Smithsonian Building" by Cynthia R. Field, Richard E. Stamm, and Heather P. Ewing, p. 104. Page 105 shows an additional view of this hall looking east (private collection).
  • Original Negative Number is 60144.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 31A, Folder: 21

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



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  • Ethnology
  • Exhibitions
  • Interiors
  • Native American portraits


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

95-20765 or 60144

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 7 1/2w x 7 1/2h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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