R.P. Tolman Leaning over Display Case

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Director of the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Ruel P. Tolman (1878-1954). He also worked as Assistant Curator and Curator of the United States National Museum and Acting Director of the National Gallery of Art, now the National Museum of American Art.


  • Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) 1878-1954
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art
  • United States National Museum


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Folder also contains photos of Tolman's artwork, and biographical information.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 1, Folder: 10

Contact information

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


c. 1935

Restrictions & Rights

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  • Curators
  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Artists
  • Administration
  • Art objects
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Art museum curators
  • Art museum directors


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 7 x 6 1/2; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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