As of July 1998, the National Portrait Gallery is located on the south side of the corner of 8th and F Streets N.W. in Washington, D.C. It is housed in the Old Patent Office Building, which it shares with the National Museum of American Art and the American Art Archives. This rendering of the building comes from a chromolithograph by E. Sachse and Company, done in 1855. Admission is free; telephone: (202) 357-2700.
The following articles, essays, books, collections of images, and websites, though not all directly quoted in the text of this site, were instrumental in shaping its arguments and ideas.
Character Above All, an excerpt from an essay by Tom Wicker. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/character/essay/nixon.html (16 July 1998.)
National Portrait Gallery, London website. http://www.npg.org.uk/ (23 July 1998.)
The National Museum of American Art website. http://www.nmaa.si.edu/ (10 July 1998.)
The National Portrait Gallery website. http://www.npg.si.edu/ (9 June 1998.)
The Smithsonian Institution website. http://www.si.edu/ (16 June 1998.)
Web Offers Vast Repository of Watergate Date. http://www.nytimes.com/library/cyber/week/061797/Watergate.html (16 July 1998.)
A Cabinet of Curiosities: Five Episodes in the Evolution of American Museums, described by Whitfield J. Bell, Jr. [and others] With an introd. by Walter Muir Whitehill. (Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1967.)
America's Smithsonian : Celebrating 150 years. (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, c1996.)
"Diverse Collection of Self-Portraits on Display." American Artist, Nov. 1993, Vol. 57, iss. 616. (New York: BPI Communications, 1993.)
Duncan, Carol. Civilizing rituals : Inside Public Art Museums. (London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.)
Hughes, Robert. American Visions : The Epic History of Art in America. (New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.)
Iovine, Julie V. "In Praise of Public Places." The New York Times Magazine, May 23, 1993, p. 67, col. 1.
Kammen, Michael. Mystic Chords of Memory. (New York: First Vintage Books, 1993.)
Miller, Lilian. Patriots and Patriotism: The Encouragement of the Fine Arts in the United States, 1790-1860 (Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, 1966.)
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), compiled by Dru Dowdy; photographs by Eugene Mantie and Rolland White]. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Permanent Collection Illustrated Checklist, 25th Anniversary Ed. (City of Washington : National Portrait Gallery in association with the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987.)
Panzer, Mary, with an essay by Jeana K. Foley. Matthew Brady and the Image of History. (Washington and London: Smithsonian Instituion Press for the National Portrait Gallery, 1997.)
Pointon, Marcia. "Imaging Nationalism in the Cold War: The Foundation of the American National Portrait Gallery." Journal of American Studies, v. 26, no. 3, Pp. 357-375. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.)
Prescott, Peter S. "American Tastemakers: How mighty are the few." Newsweek, October 1, 1990, Vol. CXVI, no. 14. (New York: Newsweek, Inc., 1990.)
Richard, Paul. "A National Family Album." The Washington Post, 6 October, 1968, K1.
Ripley, S. Dillon. "The view from the castle; Opened 15 years ago, the National Portrait Gallery since then has become one of the foremost collections of its kind in the world." Smithsonian, July 1984, v. 15, p. 10. (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Associates, 1984.)
This New Man: A Discourse in Portraits. Benjamin Townsend, ed., and introduced by Charles Nagel, with an essay by Oscar Handlin. (City of Washington: Published for the National Portrait Gallery by the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1968.)
Voss, Frederick V. Man of the Year: A TIME Honored Tradition. (Washington, D.C., London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987.)
Wector, Dixon. The Hero in America; A Chronicle of Hero-Worship. With an introd. by Robert Penn Warren. Headings by Woodi Ishmael. (New York, Scribner, 1972.)
Weil, Stephen E. A Cabinet of Curiosities : Inquiries into Museums and their Prospects. (Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.)
Wick Reaves, Wendy. Celebrity Caricature in America. (New Haven and London: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, in association with Yale University Press, 1998.)