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Senate Chamber, Parliament Building, Warsaw, Poland

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Designer:
Victor Louis, French, 1731 - 1802
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and watercolor, black chalk on paper, lined
Type:
architecture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
ca. 1765
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Section of a colonnaded and domed building. The entrance to the building is at the center, below the colonnade. The columns have Corinthian capitals, behind them, a wall with large niches, occupied by large statues. The dome is low and coffered.
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-3473
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-88-3473

Design for Sofa and Mirror, Portrait Room, Royal Palace; Warsaw, Poland

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Artist:
Jean Louis Prieur, French, 1732 - 1795
Architect:
Victor Louis, French, 1731 - 1802
Client:
Stanislas Augustus II, King of Poland, 1732–1798
Medium:
Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash, rose watercolor on cream laid paper
Type:
furniture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
France
Date:
ca. 1766
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
A sofa with two end seats separated by gaines from the central section; a double-headed spread eagle, top center, from which festoons hang toward the bottom of the mirror frame, topped by a canopy with feathers; above, curtains are held up by putti crouching at the corners; a circular medallion under the canopy contains the monogram SIR, referring to King Stanislas Augustus II of Poland (l732-1798).
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1911-28-68
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1911-28-68
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Poster for Jazz Jamboree '71, 14th International Jazz Festival Warsaw, Poland, October 28-30, 1971

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Subject:
Jazz Jamboree '71
Physical description:
Ink / Silver gelatin on paper
1 item
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
1971
Cite as:
Duke Ellington Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Local number:
AC0301-0000054.tif (AC Scan No.)
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_285736

Abraham Manievich with unidentified group at his one-man show, Warsaw, Poland [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

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Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son
Subject:
Manievich, Abraham
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1921
Notes:
Copy negative by Peter A. Juley & Son of a photograph by an unidentified photographer.
Topic:
Portrait male--Knee length
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist
Occupation--Art--Painter
Architecture interior--Art Building--Gallery
Image number:
JUL J0003358
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_3358

Abraham Manievich with unidentified group at his one-man show, Warsaw, Poland [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

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Photographic firm:
Peter A. Juley & Son
Subject:
Manievich, Abraham
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1921
Notes:
Copy negative by Peter A. Juley & Son of a photograph by an unidentified photographer.
Topic:
Portrait male--Knee length
Portrait male--Occupation--Artist
Occupation--Art--Painter
Architecture interior--Art Building--Gallery
Portrait group
Image number:
JUL J0003356
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_3356

Warsaw Market

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Artist:
Louis Lozowick, born Ludvinovka, Russia 1892-died South Orange, NJ 1973
Printer:
George C. Miller, born New York City 1894-died 1965
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 13 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (34.6 x 24.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1937
Topic:
Figure group\male
Cityscape\Poland\Warsaw
Object\fruit\apple
Architecture Exterior\commercial\market
Object\other\container
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Adele Lozowick
Object number:
1986.81.16
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1937, Lee Lozowick
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1986.81.16

Petrograd-Warsaw Railway Medal, Jeton

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Associated person:
Nicholas I Emperor of Russia
Alexander II
Physical Description:
silver (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 30.5 mm x 26 mm x 2.6 cm; 1 3/16 in x 1 1/32 in x 1 1/32 in
Object Name:
railway pass
medal
Place made:
Poland
Associated place:
Rossiya: Rossiya, Sankt-Peterburg
Polska: Mazowieckie, Warszawa
Date made:
1862
Description:
This jeton or medalette commemorates the completion of the railroad connecting Saint Petersburg, Russia and Warsaw, Poland in 1862. During the 19th century, much of Poland was under Russian control and was ruled by the Romanovs.
Obverse inscription: H I - A II / 1852 - 1862 С.НЕТЕРЕУРГО - КАРШАВСКАЯ ЖЕЛЂЗНАЯ ДОРОТА (H I represents Nicholas I, A II is Alexander II).
Reverse inscription: СОТРУДНИКАМЪ ПО УСТРОЙСТВУ ДОРОГИ / Bacui : Ceperebur / ШАШИНУ / 102 (H I represents Nicholas I, A II is Alexander II, the Tsars of Poland in 1852 and 1862 respectively).
Location:
Currently not on view
Related event:
Completion of the Petrograd - Warsaw Railway
Credit Line:
duPont Collection
ID Number:
NU.66.288.21
Catalog number:
66.288.21
Accession number:
270424
See more items in:
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Russian Coins and Jetons
Transportation
Russian Jetons
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_975410
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1936 Warsaw, Poland, Gordon Bennett Balloon Race

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Type:
Archival materials
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref3587

1935 Warsaw, Poland, Gordon Bennett Balloon Race

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Type:
Archival materials
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref3446

1935 Warsaw, Poland, Gordon Bennett Balloon Race

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Container:
Drawer J1, Folder 1935-975 -01
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
Documents
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref3447

1936 Warsaw, Poland, Gordon Bennett Balloon Race

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Container:
Drawer J1, Folder 1936-900-01
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
Documents
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref3588

1935 Warsaw, Poland, Gordon Bennett Balloon Race

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Container:
Drawer J1, Folder 1935-975 -80
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
Photos
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref3450

Poland's War

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Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 01 Dec 2006 05:00:00 +0000
Blog Post Category:
Articles
History
World History
Description:

Last week marked the 25th anniversary of General Wojciech Jaruzelski declaring martial law in Poland. His desperate act on December 13, 1981, came in reaction to the rising tide of pro-democracy sentiment in the country, then a satellite state of the Soviet Union, and left the country in a military lockdown for more than a year. The government closed borders, banned driving, reinforced censorship and reinstated a six-day workweek. Thousands lost their jobs because they failed "verification" tests that questioned their loyalty to the regime.

To commemorate those tragic times, in which nearly 100 people were killed and tens of thousands of people were arrested, Poland held conferences, concerts and exhibitions across the country. In Wroclaw, President Lech Kaczynski attended ceremonies honoring communist opposition activists. In Warsaw, performers reenacted street clashes between riot police and supporters of Solidarity, the independent trade union that evolved into a pro-democratic political movement.

Andrzej Marciniak, a 37-year-old businessman living in Washington, DC, remembers waking up that morning and discovering the changes that had occurred overnight. Marciniak was 11-years-old, living in the northwestern town of Szczecinek where his father was the manager of a local factory.

"On the television, there was no Teleranek"—a Sunday morning kids' show—"just a screen full of snow," he recalls. "The phone had no signal, and there was an armored personnel carrier in the parking lot of our apartment complex. My parents couldn't explain what exactly had happened."

In cities across Poland, tanks full of soldiers patrolled the snow-covered streets, cutting down phone lines and arresting people without charge. Later in the day, television and radio announcements informed citizens that the country was under martial law. People were to observe a mandatory curfew and travel restrictions.

After that announcement, life resumed with a slightly different tone, says Marciniak. "When one dialed a number on the telephone, a voice would inform you that the conversation was being monitored, 'rozmowa kontrolowana.' " Russian tanks stood by, ready to roll on command.

Fierce political debates divided many families. "There were years of fighting between my grandfather and aunt Halina," Marciniak says. "He was a strong socialist believer and she a fervent Solidarity activist."

It would be years before those fights would play out in the political ring. Martial law was suspended after 12 months but wasn't officially dissolved until July 22, 1983, after which restrictions on such liberties as foreign travel and free assembly remained in place.

Conditions in Poland worsened with severe shortages of basic foods and supplies. In 1988, amid a failing economy and a crippling wave of strikes, the communist government acknowledged that talks needed to begin with Solidarity.

That following year, the government recognized the pro-democratic group and made concessions, including a more independent media and legal system. On June 4, 1989, Poland held its first free elections. Solidarity won nearly every seat it contested. The elections signified the end of Communism in Poland and sparked the fall of communism across Eastern Europe.

General Wojciech Jaruzelski, now 83, was recently hospitalized with pneumonia. He has vigorously defended his actions in the past, citing a fear of a bloody invasion from the Soviet Union—similar to its crackdown of Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in 1968—as a factor in his decision to declare martial law.

Prosecutors dismiss this argument, telling the Associated Press last week that martial law "was really imposed in defense of the system at the time and not in the interests of Poles." They continue to build their criminal case against Jaruzelski who faces 11 years in prison if convicted.

Topic:
0
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_b2ac93ca20f71c2bfc8813548453017e

Warsaw: Piotr Rypson

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Collection Creator:
Held, John, 1947-
Container:
Box 3, Folder 59
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The John Held papers relating to Mail Art are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
John Held papers relating to Mail Art, 1973-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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John Held papers relating to Mail Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-heldjohn-ref186

Scrapbooks--Book II

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Collection Creator:
Bosfield, Joy McLean (McLean Bosfield)
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945-1985
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for unrestricted research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Joy McLean papers are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with the Anacostia Community Museum. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Collection Citation:
The Joy McLean Bosfield papers, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Joy McLean Bosfield.
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Joy McLean Bosfield papers
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-06-008-ref37
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1938 Burbank, CA to Warsaw, Poland, Long Distance Flight

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Type:
Archival materials
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref3808

Polish Military Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) (Warsaw, Poland)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Type:
Archival materials
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Museums, Exhibits, Memorials, Planetariums, Science Centers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-u-ref1666

1938 Burbank, CA to Warsaw, Poland, Long Distance Flight

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Container:
Drawer J1, Folder 1938-100-01
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
Documents
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Events
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-j-ref3809

Polish Military Museum (Muzeum Wojska Polskiego) (Warsaw, Poland)

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.
Container:
Drawer UP, Folder 600000-01
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
Documents
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Museums, Exhibits, Memorials, Planetariums, Science Centers
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives Division
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-u-ref1667

Curators' Annual Reports, 1881-1964

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Creator:
United States National Museum
Subject:
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
Ravenel, W. de C (William de Chastignier) 1859-1933
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
Taylor, Frank H (Frank Hamilton) 1846-1927
Physical description:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1881
1881-1964
Notes:
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semi-annually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.
Reports were stored by the Division of Correspondence and Documents, and later by the Office of the Registrar.
Summary:
Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU000158
See more items in:
Curators' Annual Reports 1881-1964 [United States National Museum]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216750
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