Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
There is a similar print in RU7005 B186 F4, also a close-up of the Carmichaels and Judge Stephens and a print of a larger group.
"Dr. L. Carmichael Takes Oath As Smithsonian Secretary," Washington Post, January 3, 1953, pg. 7.
Swearing in of the seventh Secretary of the Smithsonian Leonard Carmichael (1953-1964) on January 2, 1953, with (l-r) Regent Robert V. Fleming, Alexander Wetmore (sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1944-1952), Chief Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals Harold M. Stephens, Leonard Carmichael, and Mrs. Pearl Carmichael. Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson was unable to attend the ceremony due to a death in his family, so Stephens filled in.
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7005 Box 186 Folder 4