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1846: Portrait of the Nation

April 12, 1996 – August 18, 1996

Museum: Portrait Gallery

Location: 1st Floor, Galleries 121A & B

To mark the Smithsonian's 150th anniversary, this 200-object exhibition focuses on 1846, the Institution's founding year. The exhibition features portraits, genre paintings, maps, political cartoons, broadsides, books, costumes, sheet music, and other memorabilia (including a doll belonging to Patty Reed, a survivor of the Donner party expedition).


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