Louise Hoover's Painting of Joseph Henry, 1933, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, This image is of a painting by Louise Rochon Hoover, titled, "Professor Henry Posts Daily Weather Map in Smithsonian Institution Building, 1858." Joseph Henry, the first Smithsonian Secretary, is depicted showing visitors the weather map displayed in the Smithsonian Institution Building and updated every day. This painting was one of nine by different artists commissioned by the Smithsonian to illustrate events in Smithsonian history for the Smithsonian exhibit at the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition in 1933..