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Benjamin Strong correspondence with Gari Melchers, 1924-1926

Strong, Benjamin, 1872-1928

Businessperson, Art patron


Collection Information

Size: 19 Items

Summary: Correspondence including 19 letters between Benjamin Strong and Gari Melchers about a 1925 portrait painting of Strong by Melchers. They write about schedules and fees. The painting is owned by the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Strong (1872-1928) was a banker and governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York who was the subject of a 1925 portrait by Gari Melchers.


Donated 2015 by Margot Semler, Benjamin Strong's granddaughter.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Benjamin Strong correspondence with Gari Melchers, 1924-1926. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.