Recent Additions to the Smithsonian's NPG collection

The ANB is pleased to share a partnership with the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The ANB works in conjunction with curators from the NPG to find portrait illustrations that provide an accurate likeness for the subject, generally at a time when he or she was most prominent. The portraits include a range of forms, from busts to photographs to paintings, all intended to capture the character of the individual and intrigue the viewer.

Currently, the ANB contains over 3,000 illustrations. The April 2015 update added 20 new portraits, and the number of illustrations will continue to grow—making the ANB a valuable resource for portrait research.

Subscribers to the ANB will be able to browse through these images and biographies, and use it as a starting point for research projects. Just select the "Search" tab, or go to the search page, and select "illustrations" to start exploring. A full list of the newest portraits from the NPG is available here.

Click on an image to read the individual's biography …


Laura Clay John Berryman Daniel Boone Aaron Burr Abigail Fillmore
Margaret Bourke-White Thomas Anshutz Pearl Primus Aaron Douglas Jessie Fauset
Billy Bowlegs Gerald Ford Sadakichi Hartmann Sarah Winnemucca Vida Scudder
Bertha Landes Alain Locke Douglas MacArthur Nampeyo Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Keokuk Whitney Young Ted Kennedy Jim Thorpe Madam Walker

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Full list of new image additions to the Smithsonian's NPG collection

  > To see a list of images previously added click here

  1. Anshutz, Thomas Pollock (5 Oct. 1851-16 June 1912), Art Teachers, Painters
  2. Auerbach, Red (20 Sept. 1917-28 Oct. 2006), Athletic Coaches / Managers
  3. Berryman, John (25 Oct. 1914-7 Jan. 1972), Poets
  4. Bibb, Henry Walton (10 May 1815-1854), Abolitionists, Slave Narrative Authors, Slaves, Lecturers, Newspaper Editors / Publishers
  5. Billy Bowlegs (1812?-1864?), American Indian Leaders
  6. Black Hoof (fl. 1795-1831), American Indian Leaders
  7. Boone, Daniel (2 Nov. 1734-26 Sept. 1820), Frontiersmen / Pioneers, Folk Heroes
  8. Bourke-White, Margaret (14 June 1904-27 Aug. 1971), Photographers, Photojournalists
  9. Boyd, Belle (9 May 1844-11 June 1900), Spies
  10. Breckinridge, John Cabell (21 Jan. 1821-17 May 1875), U.S. Vice Presidents, Confederate Army Officers
  11. Burr, Aaron (6 Feb. 1756-14 Sept. 1836), Revolutionary Army Officers, U.S. Senators, U.S. Vice Presidents, Duelists
  12. Carreño, Teresa (22 Dec. 1853-12 June 1917), Pianists
  13. Clay, Laura (9 Feb. 1849-29 June 1941), Women's Rights Advocates, Farmers
  14. Dallas, George Mifflin (10 July 1792-31 Dec. 1864), U.S. Senators, U.S. Vice Presidents, Diplomats
  15. Douglas, Aaron (26 May 1899-2 Feb. 1979), Art Teachers, Illustrators, Painters
  16. Drew, Charles Richard (3 June 1904-1 Apr. 1950), Surgeons, Medical Educators, Medical Scientists
  17. Eakins, Thomas Cowperthwait (25 July 1844-25 June 1916), Art Teachers, Painters
  18. Fauset, Jessie Redmon (27 Apr. 1882-30 Apr. 1961), Educators, Fiction Writers, Magazine and Journal Editors / Publishers, Poets
  19. Field, Sara Bard (1 Sept. 1882-15 June 1974), Social Reformers, Suffragists, Poets
  20. Fillmore, Abigail Powers (17? Mar. 1798-30 Mar. 1853), First Ladies of the United States
  21. Ford, Betty (8 Apr. 1918-8 July 2011), Health and Safety Reformers, First Ladies of the United States
  22. Ford, Gerald R., Jr. (14 July 1913-26 Dec. 2006), U.S. Presidents
  23. Garnet, Henry Highland (23 Dec. 1815-13 Feb. 1882), Abolitionists, Slaves, Presbyterian Clergy
  24. Haley, Alex (11 Aug. 1921-10 Feb. 1992), Biographers, Fiction Writers
  25. Hartmann, Sadakichi (8 Nov. 1867?-21 Nov. 1944), Art Critics
  26. Hepburn, Katharine Martha Houghton (2 Feb. 1878-17 Mar. 1951), Women's Rights Advocates
  27. Houston, Charles Hamilton (3 Sept. 1895-22 Apr. 1950), Civil Rights Activists, Lawyers, Legal Scholars
  28. Huntington, Collis Potter (22 Oct. 1821-13 Aug. 1900), Railroad Industry Leaders, Capitalists / Financiers
  29. Jackson, Helen Hunt (14 Oct. 1830-12 Aug. 1885), Civil Rights Activists, Fiction Writers
  30. Julian, Percy Lavon (11 Apr. 1899-19 Apr. 1975), Chemists
  31. Kamehameha I (1758-5 May 1819), Hawaiian Leaders
  32. Kamehameha II ( Nov. 1797-14 July 1824), Hawaiian Leaders
  33. Kamehameha V (11 Dec. 1830-11 Dec. 1872), Hawaiian Leaders
  34. Kennedy, Edward Moore (Ted) (22 Feb. 1932-25 Aug. 2009), U.S. Senators, Political Activists, Social Reformers
  35. Keokuk (c. 1790-1848), American Indian Leaders
  36. Kuhio (26 Mar. 1871-7 Jan. 1922), Territorial Delegates, Hawaiian Leaders
  37. Landes, Bertha Ethel Knight (19 Oct. 1868-29 Nov. 1943), Women's Rights Advocates, Mayors
  38. Leahy, William Daniel (6 May 1875-20 July 1959), Naval Officers (1866-1995)
  39. Little Crow (1812?-3 July 1863), American Indian Leaders
  40. Locke, Alain Leroy (13 Sept. 1885-9 June 1954), Literary Critics, Philosophers
  41. Loguen, Jermain Wesley (c. 1813-30 Sept. 1872), Abolitionists, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bishops
  42. Long, Jefferson Franklin (3 Mar. 1836-4 Feb. 1901), Slaves, Political Figures, U.S. Representatives
  43. Lupino, Ida (4 Feb. 1918-3 Aug. 1995), Stage / Screen Actors, Motion Picture Producers / Directors
  44. Lynch, John Roy (10 Sept. 1847-2 Nov. 1939), Slaves, U.S. Representatives, Historians, Lawyers
  45. MacArthur, Douglas (26 Jan. 1880-5 Apr. 1964), Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients, Army Officers (1866-1995)
  46. McIntosh, William (1778?-30 Apr. 1825), American Indian Leaders, Murder Victims
  47. McKenney, Thomas Loraine (21 Mar. 1785-20 Feb. 1859), Commissioners / Superintendents of Indian Affairs
  48. Morton, Levi Parsons (16 May 1824-16 May 1920), State Governors, U.S. Vice Presidents
  49. Nampeyo (c. 1859-20 July 1942), Ceramists / Potters, American Indian Leaders
  50. Nast, Thomas (30 Sept. 1840-7 Dec. 1902), Cartoonists / Comic Strip Creators
  51. Nation, Carry (25 Nov. 1846-9 June 1911), Temperance Movement Leaders
  52. Newton, Huey P. (17 Feb. 1942-22 Aug. 1989), Murder Victims, Political Activists
  53. O'Fallon, Benjamin (20 Sept. 1793-17 Dec. 1842), Indian Agents
  54. O'Reilly, Leonora (16 Feb. 1870-3 Apr. 1927), Women's Rights Advocates, Labor Organizers / Leaders
  55. Occom, Samson (1723-14 July 1792), Christian Converts
  56. Patten, Mary Ann Brown (1837-18 Mar. 1861), Sailors, Navigators
  57. Pitchlynn, Peter Perkins (30 Jan. 1806-17 Jan. 1881), Diplomats, American Indian Leaders
  58. Primus, Pearl (29 Nov. 1919-29 Oct. 1994), Choreographers / Dance Directors, Dance Historians, Anthropologists
  59. Pushmataha (1764?-24 Dec. 1824), American Indian Leaders
  60. Pyle, Ernie (3 Aug. 1900-18 Apr. 1945), Print Journalists
  61. Rankin, Jeannette Pickering (11 June 1880-18 May 1973), U.S. Representatives, Peace Activists
  62. Red Jacket (c. 1750-20 Jan. 1830), American Indian Leaders
  63. Rehnquist, William Hubbs (1 Oct. 1924-3 Sept. 2005), U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justices
  64. Ross, John (3 Oct. 1790-1 Aug. 1866), American Indian Leaders
  65. Rubinstein, Helena (25 Dec. 1870-1 Apr. 1965), Cosmetics Industry Leaders
  66. Russwurm, John Brown (1 Oct. 1799-9 June 1851), Colonial Governors / Proprietors, Newspaper Editors / Publishers
  67. Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr. (15 Oct. 1917-28 Feb. 2007), Historians, Presidential Advisers
  68. Scudder, Vida Dutton (15 Dec. 1861-9 Oct. 1954), Social Reformers, Educators
  69. Seton, Elizabeth Ann Bayley (28 Aug. 1774-4 Jan. 1821), Saints
  70. Shaw, Robert Gould (10 Oct. 1837-18 July 1863), Union Army Officers
  71. Smith, Amanda Berry (23 Jan. 1837-24 Feb. 1915), Evangelists, Missionaries
  72. Spotted Tail (1823-5 Aug. 1881), American Indian Leaders, Murder Victims
  73. Swisshelm, Jane Grey Cannon (6 Dec. 1815-22 July 1884), Abolitionists, Women's Rights Advocates, Newspaper Editors / Publishers
  74. Tanner, Henry Ossawa (21 June 1859-25 May 1937), Painters
  75. Thorpe, Jim (28 May 1888-28 Mar. 1953), Track and Field Athletes, Football Players, Olympic Medalists
  76. Villard, Fanny Garrison (16 Dec. 1844-5 July 1928), Social Reformers, Suffragists, Pacifists
  77. Walker, Madam C. J. (23 Dec. 1867-25 May 1919), Cosmetics Industry Leaders
  78. White, Walter Francis (1 July 1893-21 Mar. 1955), Civil Rights Activists
  79. Winnemucca, Sarah (1844?-17 Oct. 1891), Civil Rights Activists, American Indian Cultural Intermediaries
  80. Young, Whitney Moore, Jr. (31 July 1921-11 Mar. 1971), Social Workers, Civil Rights Activists

Image additions from previous Updates


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