Smithsonian Centennial Exhibit, NCFA

ID: 37443-F or MAH-37443F

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1946

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, Box 42, Folder: 5

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National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), now the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), Alcove of the Smithsonian Centennial Exhibition in the Foyer (lower level of the north hall) of the Natural History Building (NHB), August 10 - September 25, 1946. The NCFA exhibit included about 50 specimens honoring those who contributed to the collection with their gifts. Portrait, right, is William Healey Dall by Wilford Seymour Carow, lent by the Cosmos Club. Photo features one alcove. Six paintings are visible. Busts and statues stand on three high pedestals, and there are two floor display cases.


  • Dall, William Healey 1845-1927
  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)
  • Natural History Building


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There is an additional photo of this exhibit found in Folder 5.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, Box 42, Folder: 5

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



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  • Smithsonian Centennial Exhibition
  • Exhibitions
  • Carow, Wilford Seymour
  • Art--Exhibitions
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  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

ID Number

37443-F or MAH-37443F

Physical description

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

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