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Arts and Industries Building, Transportation Exhibit

Subject:
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
7.5X9.5
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
Undated
Summary:
A collection of early automobiles including steam and gas-powered.
Cite as:
Record Unit 285, National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director, Photographs, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic:
Transportation
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2754]
Restrictions:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Arts and Industries Building, Military History Exhibit

Subject:
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
Maine (Battleship)
Physical description:
7.5X9.5
Culture:
Spanish-American War, 1898
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
Undated
Summary:
The Destruction of the Maine.
Cite as:
Record Unit 285, National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director, Photographs, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topic:
Military history
Local number:
SIA RU000285 [SIA2010-2447]
Restrictions:
All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Work and Storage Room in A&I Building

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
United States National Museum
Arts and Industries Building
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
c. 1880s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Original negative number is 6067, but that negative has been lost. For similar picture see Neg. # 3670
Summary:
A work and storage area in the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. A museum employee (looking down) stands at a table working on an object. Stored in the room are various artifacts including works of art, mirror, Native American objects, and Asian lanterns.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 28, Folder 31-A
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Museum--employees
Storage
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Pavilions
Standard number:
2002-10615
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Automatic Data Processing Center, Arts & Industries Building

Subject:
Spinner, John
Arts and Industries Building
Honeywell Inc
Office of Computer Services May 29, 1975 to April 3, 1982
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 9.49"w x 7.28"h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Interior
Group, candid
Date:
1978
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
When this picture was taken the Smithsonian's central data processing organization was the "Office of Computer Services" (OCS), created on May 29, 1975 to April 3, 1982. Before 1975, it was named the Information Systems Division (ISD). On April 4, 1982, it was renamed the Office of Information Resource Management (OIRM). Stanley A. Kovy (January 4, 1931 - April 15, 1998) was the only Director of OCS. The central data processing organization had several others names at different time in its history. The Smithsonian operated several different mainframe computers, manufactured by both Honeywell and IBM. The mainframe computers were all located on the third floor of the SW quadrant of the A&I Building, room 33nn. This space was used from 1967 to c. 2006, when operations were moved to the Herndon Data Center.
Summary:
This image was taken in the Computer Room, in the Arts & Industries Building, room 33nn, in 1978. It shows the Honeywell mainframe computer model 66/05, which was installed in September 1977; it replaced an older Honeywell mainframe computer, which occupied the same space. Visible in the image are: On the left four of the six magnetic tape drives, numbers 5 to 2. Number 1 is behind the notebooks on the console; tape drive number 6 is to left and out of the image A cart is loaded with magnetic tapes (center left) to be used either as input for batch computer jobs, or output produced from the execution of a computer job (most likely output tapes). In the center are two computer operators, John Spinner, and an unknown woman. She has her hand on a chair and is facing the computer console. The card reader, not visible, is directly beyond her. To the right of the woman, and behind her, is the high speed printer, with output of circa 1,100 lines per minute. In the right in the foreground are five disk drives, with removable disk packs. The empty disk pack cases are sitting on top of the disk drives.
The computer room had a raised floor, with cold air circulating below the floor; with an opening in the floor below the equipment that required cooling. The 2x2 foot raised floor sections can be seen in the lower left, around the magnetic tape cart. The door to the computer room is to the right, directly behind the woman operator.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-169, Box 1, Folder: ADP Photos
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Computer printers
Computer systems
Computers
Data disk drives
Data tapes
Electronic data processing
Information storage and retrieval systems
Magnetic tapes
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Women
Standard number:
SIA2010-0870
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

El Rio Exhibit

Author:
Dorwin, Harold
Subject:
Arts and Industries Building
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
South Hall of the Arts and Industries Building
El Rio Exhibition (2013: Arts and Industries Building South Hall)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Digital Image
Type:
Photographic print
Digital Image
Date:
2003
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Vietnamese journalists visiting the El Rio Exhibition at Arts and Industries Building South Hall. The traveling exhibit on the culture of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo was produced by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. This bilingual exhibition examined the relationship between local culture, traditional knowledge, and sustainable environment in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo basin. From the headwaters of the river in Colorado to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico, the river flows through mountains, deserts, plains, and delta in the states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas in the United States and the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas in Mexico.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Exhibitions
Vietnamese
Visitors, Foreign
Women
Journalists
Traveling exhibitions
Standard number:
2003-12135
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Arts and Industries Building Exhibit

Creator:
Unknown
Subject:
Meyer, Robert B
Mahoney, James A
National Air Museum (U.S.)
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
June 28, 1966
Notes:
See also number 60338
Digital contact sheet available.
Summary:
Robert B. Meyer, Curator for Propulsion, and James A. Mahoney, Assistant Director of Exhibits for the National Air Museum, with new exhibit in the Arts and Industries Building.
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 11-008 - Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Photographic Collection, 1960-1970, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-903]
Restrictions:
No restrictions All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

"Statue of Freedom" in A&I Rotunda

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Statue of Freedom (Statue)
United States National Museum
Arts and Industries Building
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
1890s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Through the cooperation of the Architect of the Capitol, Hon. Edward Clark, the original full-size plaster model of the "Statue of Freedom" by sculptor Thomas Crawford which sits atop the dome of the United States Capitol Building was transferred from the basement of the Capitol to the United States National Museum building, now the Arts and Industries Building, and was installed in the Rotunda on December 15, 1890.
Featured in TORCH, July 1979 and May 1976, RU 371 Box 2. Similar photograph is located at Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 42 Folder 20 and Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 3 Folder July 1979.
Summary:
Arts and Industries Building rotunda with "Statue of Freedom," 1890's. Also in the rotunda are exhibits of Military History, and Asian Art.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, Folder: July 1979 and Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: May 1976
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Statues
Rotundas
Exhibitions
Art, Asian
Military history
Standard number:
MHT 16238 or MAH-16238 or 16238
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Architectural History of the National Museum Building (Arts and Industries), 1879

Subject:
Schulze, Paul
Cluss, Adolph 1825-1905
Arts and Industries Building Rotunda
Arts and Industries Building North Hall
Arts and Industries Building West Hall
Arts and Industries Building Southwest Pavilion
Arts and Industries Building
Arts and Industries Building North Entrance
Arts and Industries Building Southeast Pavilion
Arts and Industries Building West Entrance
Arts and Industries Building Southwest Range
United States National Museum Dept. of Arts and Industries
Arts and Industries Building East Hall
South-East Range of the Arts and Industries Building
Arts and Industries Building Lecture Hall
Arts and Industries Building North Front
Board of Regents
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Register of Historic Places
Hornblower & Marshall
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum
1876: A Centennial Exhibition (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1879-ongoing
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Notes:
Ewing, H., & Ballard, A. (2009). A guide to Smithsonian architecture. Washington: Smithsonian Books.
Summary:
Initial construction began on the National Museum in 1879. The idea for the first ever building to house the U.S. National Museum came out of the extreme overcrowding at the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle). Smithsonian scientists and curators had been collecting items to display at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibit of 1876, in addition to their other collections. Following the fair, the Smithsonian suddenly had too many objects and nowhere to store or display them, so Congress was petitioned and the funds for the new building were made available. The building was erected with the latest fireproof technologies, and was completed in less than two years. It opened in 1881.
Prominent architects Adolf Cluss (1825-1905) and Paul Schulze (1827-1897) were chosen to design the new museum building. From 1862-1876 Cluss had either designed or oversaw all of the public buildings built in Washington, DC.
The design for the National Museum Building got its inspiration from many different architectural styles, and doesn't fit perfectly in to any one style. The building's symmetrical, modular shape was inspired by writings of architect J.N.L. Durand (1760-1834), who was an important figure in the Neoclassical architecture movement. Each modular unit is built on to the central unit, thus maintaining its own identity. The building has four entrances, one in the center of each side of the building, each with its own set of symmetrical towers. In fact, the building is identical on all four sides. In the very center sits a domed rotunda, and there are four pavilions, one on each corner of the building, inspired by the popular buildings of the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876.
The official architectural style of the Arts and Industries Building is High Victorian, which is considered to be a sub-style of Gothic Revival. Elements of High Victorian style include the building's polychromatic façade and varying textures. The building possesses Gothic style elements including arched windows and doorways, as well as several square towers.
With the continued growth of the Smithsonian, the collection had once again outgrown the building within just a few years. From 1897 to 1902, mezzanine balconies were installed in the four corner courts, designed by local architects Hornblower and Marshall in Beaux-Arts style. This was only a temporary fix. When the National Museum of Natural History opened in 1911, all of the natural history collections were transferred there. The building was renamed Arts and Industries, and only industry, technology, and American history collections remained.
Arts and Industries Building has served as a temporary space for many exhibitions for future museums including the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Museum of History and Technology (now National Museum of American History), and National Air and Space Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian. A major renovation took place in the 1970s to add more office space and update the building. It continued to house specialty exhibits until 2004 when it was closed indefinitely due to structural damage. The building is one of the most endangered historic sites in America according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Smithsonian anticipates that the current renovation will be complete in the fall of 2015.
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Museum architecture
Museum buildings
Architecture, Gothic
Architecture--Conservation and restoration
Architecture, Victorian
Architecture--Washington (D.C.)
Gothic revival (Architecture)
Architecture, Neoclassical
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Museum Shop in the Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Unknown
Subject:
Arts & Industries Building (Smithsonian Institution, Washington)
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
July 1968
Notes:
See also number 66059
Digital contact sheet available.
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 11-008 - Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Photographic Collection, 1960-1970, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1279]
Restrictions:
No restrictions All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

"Bolivia" Exhibition in the Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Unknown
Subject:
Arts & Industries Building (Smithsonian Institution, Washington)
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
November 18, 1968
Notes:
See also number 67426
Digital contact sheet available.
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 11-008 - Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Photographic Collection, 1960-1970, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1393]
Restrictions:
No restrictions All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Kite Building Workshop in the Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Unknown
Subject:
Garber, Paul Edward 1899-1992
Smithsonian Associates
National Air and Space Museum
Arts & Industries Building (Smithsonian Institution, Washington)
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1970
March 28, 1970
Notes:
Digital contact sheet available.
Summary:
Kite building workshop in the Arts and Industries Building, with Paul E. Garber, Historian Emeritus of the National Air and Space Museum, sponsored by Smithsonian Associates.
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 11-008 - Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Photographic Collection, 1960-1970, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1615]
Restrictions:
No restrictions All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Reception for Exhibition in Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Unknown
Subject:
Nagel, Charles 1899-1992
Arts & Industries Building (Smithsonian Institution, Washington)
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1967
March 29, 1967
Notes:
See also number 61475
Digital contact sheet available.
Summary:
Reception for exhibition sponsored by the John Hancock Mutual Insurance Company in the Arts and Industries Building, with Charles Nagel, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, featuring a painting of John F. Kennedy by William F. Draper.
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 11-008 - Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Photographic Collection, 1960-1970, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1025]
Restrictions:
No restrictions All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Art Show in the Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Unknown
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
Drozniak, Edward
Arts & Industries Building (Smithsonian Institution, Washington)
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
June 15, 1966
Notes:
See also number 60304
Digital contact sheet available.
Summary:
Art Show in the Arts and Industries Building, with Secretary S. Dillon Ripley and Edward Drozniak, Ambassador of the Polish Peoplés Republic (Poland).
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 11-008 - Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Photographic Collection, 1960-1970, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-897R1]
Restrictions:
No restrictions All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Art Show in the Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Unknown
Subject:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
Drozniak, Edward
Arts & Industries Building (Smithsonian Institution, Washington)
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1966
June 15, 1966
Notes:
See also number 60304
Digital contact sheet available.
Summary:
Art Show in the Arts and Industries Building, with Secretary S. Dillon Ripley and Edward Drozniak, Ambassador of the Polish Peoplés Republic (Poland).
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 11-008 - Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Photographic Collection, 1960-1970, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-897R2]
Restrictions:
No restrictions All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

First Ladies Exhibit in the Arts and Industries Building

Subject:
United States National Museum
Arts & Industries Building (Smithsonian Institution, Washington)
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
Physical description:
4 x 3.25;
Type:
Lantern slides
Date:
1912
Circa 1912
Notes:
See also number SIA2010-2424
Summary:
First Ladies Exhibit in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building.
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 12-492 - United States National Museum. Division of Graphic Arts. Section of Photography, Photographic Collection, 1933, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-492 [SIA2012-2762]
Restrictions:
No restrictions All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Polaris Missile Outside the Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Unknown
Subject:
Johnston, S. Paul (Samuel Paul) 1899-
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-
National Air and Space Museum
Arts & Industries Building (Smithsonian Institution, Washington)
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
February 23, 1968
Notes:
See also number 64358
Digital contact sheet available.
Summary:
Polaris missile, the first U.S. submarine-launched ICBM, outside the Arts and Industries Building, National Air and Space Museum Director S. Paul Johnston and Frederick C. Durant III, Assistant Director of Astronautics.
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 11-008 - Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Photographic Collection, 1960-1970, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1185]
Restrictions:
No restrictions All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

"Co-op Craft Show" on Display in the Arts and Industries Building

Creator:
Unknown
Subject:
Arts & Industries Building (Smithsonian Institution, Washington)
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1968
October 2, 1968
Notes:
See also number 66683
Digital contact sheet available.
Cite as:
SIA Acc. 11-008 - Smithsonian Institution. Office of Public Affairs, Photographic Collection, 1960-1970, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1339]
Restrictions:
No restrictions All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Picture Gallery, U.S. National Museum

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
Arts and Industries Building
National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
National Collection of Fine Arts
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Sepia; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
1906
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See United State National Museum Bulletin 70, 1916, page 22. This print was made from a glass plate negative that has a crack through the middle of it.
Summary:
"A corner of the Picture Gallery in the Old United States National Museum Building [now the Arts and Industries Building], November, 1906, before it had been entirely remodeled, showing a part of the Harriet Lane Johnston Collection, William Henry Holmes, September 28, 1920." Image shows paintings on the wall and sculpture on pedestals. At this time, the Smithsonian's art collection was designated the National Gallery of Art, now the National Museum of American Art.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 311, Box 28, Folder 8
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Gifts
Harriet Lane Johnston Collection
Art museums
Art--Exhibitions
Sculpture
Art objects
Statues
Standard number:
20026 or MAH-20026
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Lady Bird Johnson Visits First Ladies Hall

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
Eisenhower, Mamie Doud 1896-
Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy 1929-1994
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962
Truman, Bess Wallace
Arts and Industries Building
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
United States National Museum
National Collections
First Ladies Exhibit
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Place:
United States
Date:
November 15, 1962
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The print in the collection is a cropped version.
Summary:
Mrs. Lyndon (Lady Bird) Johnson visits the First Ladies Hall in the Arts and Industries Building with Secretary Leonard Carmichael, November 15, 1962. The visit is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the collection of First Ladies Gowns and the addition of the Inaugural Ball gown of Mrs. John Fitzgerald (Jacqueline Bouvier) Kennedy. In the background from left to right are mannequins dressed in gowns of Mamie Eisenhower, Bess Truman, and a partially visible Eleanor Roosevelt. The mannequins have been placed in a setting designed as a room in the White House with a fireplace and a chandelier.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 58, Folder: 12
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Artifacts
Chandeliers
Clothing and dress
Costumes
Exhibitions
Fireplace
First Ladies Gowns
Mannequins (figures)
Museum mannequins
Museum visitors
Presidents' spouses
Secretaries
Special events
Women--History
Standard number:
MAH50700
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Frank A. Taylor Working on a Press

Author:
Underwood and Underwood, Washington
Subject:
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
Arts and Industries Building
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
United States National Museum
United States National Museum Division of Mechanical Technology
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1920s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
A note on the back of the image reads: "The original of this image is in the possession of Frank Taylor's daughter April 1983."
Summary:
Shortly after he was hired as a Laboratory Apprentice in the Division of Mechanical Technology in the United States National Museum in 1922, Frank A. Taylor works on a large press from the collections . He is working in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts & Industries Building. Suspended from the ceiling, the nose of a plane with Texaco name and star and one wing can be seen on the right .
Taylor came to work at the Smithsonian after he graduated from high school and advanced to Museum Aid in 1925, Curator in 1929, Director of the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, in 1958, and Director-General of Museums in 1968 before his retirement in 1971.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 22A, Folder: 52
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Airplanes
Artifacts
Museum curators
Museum directors
National Collections
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Standard number:
SIA2010-0496 or 83-2073
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

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