National Gallery of Art in Natural History Museum

ID: 2002-32213

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1922

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 311, Box 30, Folder 14

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The Central Hall of the National Gallery, now NMAA, in the NMNH, December 1922. The photograph shows a wide passage at end of building. Small busts and statuary on pedestals line the corridor along with exhibit cases. On the left, there is a case displaying a knight's suit of armor with weapons, in the next case there is an exhibit of several urns and a bust. Following the exhibit cases is a statue of Napoleon Bonaparte, and just beyond that the statue of a Roman soldier is seen further down the corridor. The two statues stand before pillars demarcating a passageway to the next room where a few paintings can be seen.


  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
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The old negative number is 22579L.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 311, Box 30, Folder 14

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



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  • Art
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  • Sculpture
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  • Photographic print
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Color: Black and White; Size: 8x10; Type of Image: Interior; Medium: Photographic print

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