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Rolleiflex Twin-Lens Camera

Maker:
Franke & Heidecke
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20.7 cm x 11.1 cm x 10.8 cm; 8 1/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 4 1/4 in
Object Name:
camera, twin-lens
Date made:
ca 1960s
Description:
The Rolleiflex or “Rollei” twin lens camera was originally introduced in 1929 by Rollei-Werke, a German company. This 2.8 lens model, was popular in the 1960s. The construction and design of this 6x6cm medium format camera with its superior optics, mechanics, bright viewfinder, and exposure controls allowed for its quick acceptance by prominent professional photographers. Today, the digital versions of this camera are available.
From its invention in 1839, the camera has evolved to fit many needs, from aerial to underwater photography and everything in between. Cameras allow both amateur and professional photographers to capture the world around us. The Smithsonian’s historic camera collection includes rare and unique examples of equipment, and popular models, related to the history of the science, technology, and art of photography.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Photography
Artifact Walls exhibit
Credit Line:
Gift of Franke & Heidecke
ID Number:
PG*6492
Accession number:
241890
Catalog number:
6492
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Twin headboard

Artist:
Donald Deskey, American, 1894–1989
Medium:
graphite, tracing paper
Object Name:
Drawing
Type:
Drawing
Place:
USA
Date:
1950s
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Credit Line:
Gift of Donald Deskey
Accession Number:
1988-101-1999
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Twins

Artist:
Lily Harmon, American, b. New Haven, Connecticut, 1912–1998
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
60 1/8 × 36 1/8 in. (152.6 × 91.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1984
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the artist, 1993
Accession Number:
93.24
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Twin Silos

Artist:
Martin Lewis, born Castlemaine, Australia 1881-died New York City 1962
Medium:
drypoint on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 7 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. (18.9 x 21.4 cm) sheet: 10 3/8 x 13 in. (26.5 x 33.0 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1933
Topic:
Landscape\time\night
Figure(s) in exterior\farm
Architecture Exterior\farm\silo
Landscape\New York\Cornwall
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Frank McClure
Object number:
1979.98.156
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Twins, [photomechanical print]

Artist:
Broughton, Charles 1864-1945
Physical description:
1 photomechanical print : black and white
Type:
Photomechanical prints
Date:
Copyright 1900, 1901
Notes:
(Printed on image:) Oct 17 1900 / Twins.
(Label on back, stamped and inscribed:) 62409 / Library of Congress / Two Copies Received Oct 17 1900 / Copyright Entry Oct-17 1900 / No. 20086 / Second Copy Delivered to Order Division Dec 16 1900 / Division of Prints / Rec'd Feb 2 1901 / Library of Congress.
Topic:
Figure group
Figure group--Family--Father & Child
Occupation--Domestic--Nursemaid
Architecture interior--Domestic--Living Room
Image number:
LOC LC000323
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Library of Congress Copyright Deposit Collection
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Twin Rose

Designer:
Arthur Wilcock
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: printed by engraved copper roller on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile
Object Name:
Textile
Made in:
England
Date:
1890–1900
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Printed textile showing pattern of yellow stylized roses and green leaves on a green-grey ground with vertical black stripes.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. G. Glen Gould
Accession Number:
1952-105-37
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Twin Pagodas, Soochow

Artist:
Elizabeth Keith (1887 - 1956)
Publisher:
S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Medium:
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 34.1 x 21.9 cm (13 7/16 x 8 5/8 in)
Type:
Print
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1935
Period:
Showa era
Topic:
farming
Showa era (1926 - 1989)
pagoda
Japan
Japanese Art
Robert O. Muller collection
rice
Credit Line:
Robert O. Muller Collection
Accession Number:
S2003.8.1054
Rights:
Copyright with artist
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

The Hehe twins

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6.3 x 6.2 x 1.3 cm (2 1/2 x 2 7/16 x 1/2 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
China
Topic:
bird
lotus
China
Chinese Art
Paul Singer collection
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
RLS1997.48.273
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Joined twin juglets

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 12.7 x 16.4 x 7.9 cm (5 x 6 7/16 x 3 1/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Northwest Iran
Date:
ca. 1400-800 BCE
Period:
Iron Age I - II
Former owner:
Galerie Israel
Provenance:
To 1965
Galerie Israel, Tel Aviv, to 1965 [1]
From 1965 to 1994
Joan and Frank Mount, Alexandria, VA, purchased from Galerie Israel in 1965
From 1994
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Joan and Frank Mount in 1994
Notes:
[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.
Topic:
Iron Age I (ca. 1450 - 1250 BCE)
Iron Age II (ca. 1250 - 800 BCE)
Iran
earthenware
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Credit Line:
Gift of Joan and Frank Mount
Accession Number:
S1994.12
Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Minuartia obtusiloba (Rydb.) House

Expedition:
Geological Exploration of the 40th Parallel
Min. Elevation:
3353
Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.
Collector:
Sereno Watson
Place:
Utah, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Aug 1869
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
8 Feb 2016
Common name:
twin-flower sandwort
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Caryophyllaceae
Published Name:
Minuartia obtusiloba (Rydb.) House
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0296
Barcode:
01172480
USNM Number:
10000
See more items in:
Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.

Minuartia obtusiloba (Rydb.) House

Expedition:
Geological Exploration of the 40th Parallel
Min. Elevation:
3048
Biogeographical Region:
76 - Southwestern U.S.A.
Collector:
Sereno Watson
Place:
Nevada, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Aug 1868
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
8 Feb 2016
Common name:
twin-flower sandwort
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Caryophyllaceae
Published Name:
Minuartia obtusiloba (Rydb.) House
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0296
Barcode:
01172480
USNM Number:
9999
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Flowering plants and ferns
GPI : Historical Collections
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.

Baby Monkey Twins at Play

Creator:
Smithsonian Channel
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-10-15T04:00:00.000Z
Video Title:
Baby Monkey Twins at Play
Description:
In Brazil, forest space for golden lion tamarins is dwindling, so the National Zoo came up with a plan to breed monkeys and release them back into the wild. From: BABY NEW AT THE ZOO http://bit.ly/1rxIjEb
Views:
17,638
Video Duration:
3 min 39 sec
Youtube Category:
Entertainment
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smithsonianchannel
YouTube Channel:
smithsonianchannel
Data Source:
Smithsonian Channel

Twin Sisters [lipstick case]

Previous Owner:
Griffith, Jacqueline
Medium:
metal
National Origin:
American
Type:
Lipstick case
Description:
"Twin Sisters" lipstick case, with pink lipstick inside. Outside has picture of four women.
Previous owner Jacqueliine Griffith was the only child of Delaphine Griffith. Delaphine was the only child of Sarah Thomas. Mother and daughter were very close. However, Jacqueline Griffith was quite private and reserved, therefore little is known about the family, her private life or the collection.l
June P. Brown is the executor of Jacqueline Griffith's estate.
Accession Number:
1995.0008.0047
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Jacqueline Griffith Collection
Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum

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Twin Formation in Gray

Artist:
Werner Drewes, born Canig, Germany 1899-died Reston, VA 1985
Medium:
color woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
image: 9 1/8 x 17 7/8 in. (23.2 x 45.4 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1982
Topic:
Abstract\geometric
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1983.27.4
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Twin Hyde, Newark, NJ

Designer:
Elaine Lustig Cohen, American, b. 1927
Medium:
Lithograph on off-white shiny paper
Type:
graphic design
Label
Object Name:
Label
Made in:
USA
Date:
1962
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Imprinted Globe Leather logo in black and orange ink at upper right: G [with orange circle and black lines to look like a globe at the center of the G]. Etched against background of black ink vertically at center: USE NO HOOKS. In orange ink at bottom right: USE NO HOOKS. In black ink at top center: TWIN HYDE/595 Third Street, Newark 7, New Jersey. At left: Your order/Roll number/Width/Gross Yards/Yards allowance/Net yards/Gross pounds/Tare/Net pounds
Credit Line:
Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff
Accession Number:
1993-31-102-3
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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Twin Shacks in Winter

Artist:
Frank C. Kirk, born Zitomir, Russia 1889-died New York City 1963
Medium:
oil on paperboard: canvas board
Dimensions:
20 x 23 7/8 in. (50.7 x 60.6 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1920-1963
Topic:
Landscape\river
Landscape\season\winter
Architecture Exterior\domestic\hut
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Frank Cohen Kirk
Object number:
1964.19.4
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Ceramic vessel: "Hasinai Twins"

Collector:
Dr. J. D. Rogers
Circumference:
63.5cm ca.
Diameter:
11cm ca.
6cm ca
Culture:
Caddo
Object Type:
Vessel
Place:
Norman, Oklahoma, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1 Oct 2007
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
This vessel is part of a collection of three ceramic vessels (catalog numbers E432917 - E432919) made by Caddo tribe member, Jereldine (Jeri) Redcorn, née Cross. The vessel, named "Hasinai Twins" by the maker, is a tall ovaloid vase shape, with a simple restricted mouth and a slightly flared rim. Made of red clay, with the incised decoration filled with white-grey powdered material, likely kaolinite clay. The design features two human figures standing back to back, with a raccoon between them. On the back of the vessel, there are three incised circles inside of each other, with the central circle quartered by two intersecting lines. The phrase "Hasinai Twins" is a reference to the "coninisi", a pair of supernatural children who served as intermediaries between the Caddo priests and God as described by a Spanish missionary sometime between 1691 and 1722 (Hatcher 1927-1928, [Pt. 2]:290-292; Rogers and Sabo 2004:625). In naming her vessel, Ms. Redcorn has utilized this early ethnographic information in conjunction with her interpretation of a design motif found on a partially restored engraved shell (Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, LfCrI, B108-4) from the Spiro site in eastern Oklahoma. The paired figures motif is known from several examples at Spiro, in the Craig A style (Phillips and Brown 1984:136). Citations: Hatcher, Mattie A. (translator). 1927-1928. Descriptions of the Tejas or Asinai Indians. 4 Pts. Southwestern Historical Quarterly 30(3):206-218, (4):283-304; 31 (1):50-62, (2):150-180. Phillips, Phil and James A. Brown. 1984. Pre-Columbian Shell Engravings from Craig Mound at Spiro, Oklahoma, Part 2. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge, Mass. Rogers, J. Daniel and George Sabo, III. 2004. The Caddos. In Handbook of North American Indians, Southeast. Vol 14. pp. 616-631. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington DC.
Record Last Modified:
15 Dec 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
USNM Number:
E432917-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

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Twin Mule Deer Fawns

Artists/Makers:
Harrison Begay (Haskay Yahne Yah [Warrior Who Walked Up to His Enemy]), Diné (Navajo), b. 1917
Object Name:
Print
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Silkscreen printed
Dimensions:
28 x 32 cm
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Santa Fe; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1951-1952
Collection History:
Purchased from the artist in 1952 by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Catalog Number:
25/9535
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

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Twin Bells Cake Mold

Maker:
Nordic Ware
Physical Description:
aluminum, cast (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 31.75 cm x 26.67 cm
Object Name:
mold
Place Made:
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Description (Brief):
Nordic Ware, a family-owned manufacturing firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was founded in 1946 by brothers Dave and Mark Dalquist, as “Plastics for Industry.” In 1950, the brothers bought Northland Aluminum Products, a small firm with a line of “Nordic Ware” products including griddles and steak platters. The same year, Dave Dalquist created a cast aluminum, fluted cake pan and trademarked it as the “Bundt” pan. The company continued to grow its product line to include specialty baking and cookware items, including the microwave turntable. Nordic Ware is notable due to its history of product innovation through engineering, and its continued production of cookware in the United States.
This bell-shaped cake mold was manufactured by Nordic Ware during the early 1950s. The mold is used to make the pan seen in object number 2007.0034.13. The mold is made of sand-cast aluminum. Nordic Ware manufactured a variety of seasonal cookware products, including several Christmas-themed cake pans like this one.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Food
Manufacturing
Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
Credit Line:
Nordic Ware thru H. David Dalquist, President & CEO
ID Number:
2007.0034.15
Catalog number:
2007.0034.15
Accession number:
2007.0034
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
Nordic Ware cookware
Food Technology
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Snake River Gorge Bridge, Twin Falls, Idaho, from the series The World in a Few States

Artist:
Stuart Klipper, born New York City 1941
Medium:
chromogenic print
Dimensions:
image: 12 x 38 1/8 in. (30.3 x 96.8 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1990
Topic:
Landscape\Idaho\Twin Falls
Architecture\bridge\Snake River Gorge Bridge
Landscape\river\Snake River
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation
Object number:
1991.47.3
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1990, Stuart Klipper
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

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