Number of Images: 4 Color: Color ; Size: 4 7/8w x 8h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
"Fifty Years To-day" is a poem written by Solomon G. Brown, the first African American employee of the Smithsonian, commemorating his 50 years of continual service at the Smithsonian Institution. A ceremony was held on February 15th, 1902, honoring Brown. Samuel P. Langley was Secretary. It was published in a pamphlet made possible by "contributions of his friends at the Smithsonian Institution" in 1903. 4 pages.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Reference File Room, Folder: Brown, Solomon G