Benjamin Strong correspondence with Gari Melchers

Collection ID:
Strong, Benjamin, 1872-1928
Physical Description:
19 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence including 19 letters between Benjamin Strong and Gari Melchers about a 1925 portrait painting of Strong by Melchers. They write about schedules and fees. The painting is owned by the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Benjamin Strong (1872-1928) was a banker and governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York who was the subject of a 1925 portrait by Gari Melchers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2015 by Margot Semler, Benjamin Strong's granddaughter.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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