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Historical Objects and Exhibits of the National Portrait Gallery

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The National Portrait Gallery is part of the Smithsonian Institution and its collection focuses on images of famous Americans. The museum is housed in the Old Patent Office Building, as is the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The Historical Objects and Exhibits of the National Portrait Gallery include:

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“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Abraham Lincoln

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