Smithsonian Staff Skating on the National Mall

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Historic Images of the Smithsonian
The group belonged to one of the Smithsonian's skate "clubs." The club practiced at the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden outdoor rink in the winter and would learn the twenty defined ice dancing routines required by the United States Figure Skating Association.
Gary Sturm, a specialist in the National Museum of American History's Division of Musical Instruments, Christine Smith, a paper conservator at the National Portrait Gallery, Betty Walker, a secretary at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Lydia Paley, a museum technician in the National Museum of Natural History's Discovery Room, Martha Goodway, a metallurgist for the Conservation Analytical Lab, practice ice dancing at the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden Ice Rink.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
December 3, 1980
Standard number
Penland, Dane A
Sturm, Gary
Smith, Christine (Paper conservator)
Walker, Betty
Paley, Lydia
Goodway, Martha
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Ice Skaters
Skating rinks
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington, DC
Physical description
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and White; Size: 9.5w x 6.2h; Type of Image: Group, Candid; Medium: 35 mm Negative
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Group, candid