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Organization:"Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America" was organized by the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Exhibition curators: Brandon Brame Fortune, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, National Portrait Gallery
Deborah J. Warner, Curator, Division of Science, Medicine, and Society, at the National Museum of American History

Exhibition sponsors: Smithsonian Institution Special Exhibition Fund and the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Studies Fund

Webpage design : Deborah L. Sisum, Webmaster, National Portrait Gallery

Digital photography: Marianne Gurley, Photographer, National Portrait Gallery

Publication: Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America by Brandon Brame Fortune with Deborah J. Warner, takes a new look at early American science through the lens of portraiture. Illustrated are portraits of Benjamin Franklin, his scientific colleagues, and scientific instruments of the period. Softcover.




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