Harriet Lane Johnston Room, MNH

ID: 94-6801

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1952

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 312 Box 29 Folder 2

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Summary

The Harriet Lane Johnston Collection in the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the National Museum of American Art, in the Natural History Building. American art paintings on display, northwest corner. March 11, 1952. Mrs. Johnston, niece of James Buchanan, left her entire collection to the United States Government to encourage them to establish in Washington a national gallery of art. Following her example, the gallery attracted gifts from other collectors.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Johnston, Harriet Lane 1830-1903
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • National Collections

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Folder 2 contains 11 additional March 1952 5x7s, four undated 8x10s.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 312 Box 29 Folder 2

Contact information

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

Date

1952

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Art
  • Exhibitions
  • Gifts
  • History
  • Art--Exhibitions
  • Painting
  • Art objects
  • Art--History

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

94-6801

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 7w x 5h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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