Luncheon of the National Park Advisory Board at Ford's Theatre

Allan Rhinehart, National Park Service1936

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum

U.S. Department of the Interior Museum
Washington, DC, United States

This photograph appeared in the November 1936 issue (Vol. VI, No. 9) of the "Park Service Bulletin." In autumn 1936, Advisory Board members and National Park Service officials gathered at a luncheon given in the National Park Service's Museum Laboratory,which had been recently relocated from Morristown, New Jersey, to the second and third floors of Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Pictured from left to right are Mrs. Reau Folk (Advisory Board member), Edmund H. Abrahams (Advisory Board member), Arthur Demaray (National Park Service Associate Director), Isabelle F. Story (Park Service Bulletin Editor-in-Chief), Arthur Woodward (Assistant Chief, Museum Division), Arthur Jansson (Chief Preparator, Museum Division), A. B. Russell (Museum Equipment Specialist), Dr. Fiske Kimball (Advisory Board member), Dr. Alfred Vincent Kidder (Advisory Board member), Archibald M. McCrea (Advisory Board member), General George de Benneville Keim (Advisory Board member), Branch Spalding (Acting Assistant Director), Ned J. Burns (Acting Chief, Museum Division), Kenneth B. Disher (Associate Museum Expert), Dr. Clark Wissler (Advisory Board member), Assistant Director Bryant, Dr. Hermon C. Bumpus (Advisory Board member) and Stuart Cuthbertson (Museum Curator). Prior to the luncheon the Board members viewed exhibition materials about to be shipped to Vicksburg, as well as dioramas being prepared for the new Department of the Interior Museum. (Note: the six dioramas visible in the photograph were ones prepared for the Interior Museum, e.g., left to right: "Washington and Lafayette at Morristown", "Land Office", "Coal Mine Explosion", "Geological Survey River-Measurement", "Fort Union Trading Post", and "Irrigation of a Cotton Field.")


  • Title: Luncheon of the National Park Advisory Board at Ford's Theatre
  • Creator: Allan Rhinehart, National Park Service
  • Date Created: 1936
  • Subject Keywords: National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, diorama, Advisory Board, museum, Ford's Theatre, Eastern Museum Laboratory, Museum Division
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: U.S. Department of the Interior Museum
  • Medium: Photograph, paper

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