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GWMTRE_150418_07.JPG: Albert H. Small
Founding Donor to the George Washington University Museum
Albert H. Small is a third-generation Washingtonian, a philanthropist and business executive. In June 2011, Mr. Small was the recipient of the George Washington University's President's Medal -- the highest honor the university president can bestow. In recognition of his longtime support of the humanities, he received the 2009 National Humanities Medal, presented by President Barack Obama.
The Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection, some 60 years in the making, is an unparalleled treasure trove of rare maps, drawings, letters and documents, lithographs, and books relating to the history of evolution of the City of Washington and our nation's capital. In February of 2011, Mr. Small donated his collection to the George Washington University of help establish the George Washington University Museum.
Portrait of Albert H. Small
Bradley Stevens, 2012
Description of Subject Matter: Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection
A selection of maps, letters, prints, and artifacts on display from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection includes recent acquisitions and rare treasures.
Mr. Small, a third-generation Washingtonian, first became interested in historical collecting after serving in the Navy during World War II. In 2011, Mr. Small donated his unrivaled Washingtoniana collection—nearly sixty years in the making—to GW. The collection documents the formation, development and history of Washington from the eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
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2015 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
I retired from the US Census Bureau in god-forsaken Suitland, Maryland on my 58th birthday in May. Yee ha!
Trips this year:
a quick trip to Florida.
two Civil War Trust conferences (Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA), and
my 10th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Los Angeles).
Ego Strokes: Carolyn Cerbin used a Kevin Costner photo in her USA Today article. Miss DC pictures were used a few times in the Washington Post.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 550,000.
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