Art Exhibition Catalogues Republished on Microfilm MFE Various Numbers
The purpose of this series published by Chadwyck-Healey Ltd, Cambridge, England, and Somerset House, Teaneck, N.J., is to make available those catalogues that have lasting interest because of their text or illustrations. See MFE 1035-1085, 1440-1442, and 1549-1561
Portraits of Americans; the Permanent Collection of the National Portrait Gallery,
Smithsonian Institution. MFE 3390
The National Portrait Gallery was established as a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution in 1962 by an Act of Congress to collect, exhibit, and study portraits of "men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the people of the U.S." With the exceptions of presidents of the U.S., portraits are not admitted until ten years after the demise of the subject. This edition contains color reproductions of acquisitions through December 31, 1979.