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Photograph of the meeting of Smithsonian Institution staff on February 14, 1939, to discuss proposed exhibits in the Main Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle," and the 100th anniversary celebration. The staff is seen here meeting over lunch. Present are: John Ellerton Lodge, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, Webster P. True, William L. Corbin, Ray S. Bassler, Alexander Wetmore, Charles Greeley Abbot, Johnston, Neil M. Judd, Ruel P. Tolman, Julian H. Steward, Charles W. Gilmore, Frank M. Setzler, H. W. Krieger, James H. Hill, Aleš Hrdlička, H. B. Collins, Jr., John R. Swanton, John P. Harrington, Gerrit S. Miller, Jr., Nicholas W. Dorsey, Austin H. Clark, Herbert Friedmann, Leonhard Stejneger, Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr., Leonard P. Schultz, Frederick L. Lewton, W. R. Maxon, W. F. Foshag, Carl W. Mitman, Edward A. Chapin, Frank A. Taylor, Charles E. Resser, William M. Mann, Herbert S. Bryant, Leonard C. Gunnell.


  • Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
  • True, Webster Prentiss b. 1892
  • Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), b. 1878
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954
  • Gilmore, Charles W
  • Hrdlička, Aleš
  • Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-
  • Swanton, John Reed 1873-1958
  • Harrington, John Peabody
  • Dorsey, Nicholas W
  • Clark, Austin Hobart b. 1880
  • Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987
  • Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
  • Foshag, William F
  • Chapin, Edward Albert
  • Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
  • Mann, William M. 1886-1960
  • Bryant, Herbert S 1878-1950
  • Gunnell, Leonard C
  • Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942
  • Corbin, William L
  • Johnston, Mr
  • Judd, Neil Merton
  • Hill, James H
  • Steward, Julian Haynes 1902-1972
  • Setzler, Frank M (Frank Maryl) 1902-1975
  • Miller, Gerrit S., Jr
  • Roberts, Frank H. H (Frank Harold Hanna) 1897-1966
  • Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-
  • Lewton, Frederick L
  • Mitman, Carl W
  • Resser, Charles Elmer 1889-1943
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


See also Neg. # 1437 (same SIA location) and Neg. # 94-12562 (SIA RU7005 B186 F4) for other copies of this same image.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder: 22

Contact information

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



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  • Maxon, W. R
  • Secretariats
  • Krieger, Herbert W
  • Secretaries
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Management--Museums
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Museum curators


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

33719 or MNH-33719

Physical description

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

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