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15c Smithsonian Institution single

Scott Catalogue USA 1838
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Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored) / engraved
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
District of Columbia
United States of America
Date:
October 9, 1980
Description:
unused
Depicts:
Smithsonian Institution, American, founded 1846
Topic:
Architecture
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2006.2034.92
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum

Langley (Samuel P.) Aerodrome No 5 (1895-96); Museums, SI, Smithsonian Institution, Facilities, South Shed. [photograph]

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Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1895
Summary:
Full left side view of a Dr. Samuel Pierpont Langley Aerodrome No. 5 during tests, prior to the most successful flight made on May 6th 1896, differing from the final form of rudder, lack of cowl, engine and propeller.
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NASM-00165535
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Smithsonian Institution Staff Meeting

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977
True, Webster Prentiss b. 1892
Bassler, Ray S. (Ray Smith), b. 1878
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
Tolman, Ruel P (Ruel Pardee) b. 1878
Gilmore, Charles W
Hrdlička, Aleš
Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-
Swanton, John Reed 1873-1958
Harrington, John Peabody
Dorsey, Nicholas W
Clark, Austin Hobart b. 1880
Friedmann, Herbert 1900-1987
Stejneger, Leonhard 1851-1943
Foshag, William F
Chapin, Edward Albert
Taylor, Frank A (Frank Augustus) 1903-2007
Mann, William M. 1886-1960
Bryant, Herbert S
Gunnell, Leonard C
Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942
Corbin, William L
Johnston, Mr
Judd, Neil Merton
Hill, James H
Steward, Julian Haynes 1902-1972
Setzler, Frank M (Frank Maryl) 1902-1975
Miller, Gerrit S., Jr
Roberts, Frank H. H (Frank Harold Hanna) 1897-1966
Schultz, Leonard P (Leonard Peter) 1901-
Lewton, Frederick L
Mitman, Carl W
Resser, Charles Elmer 1889-1943
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
1939
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
See also Neg. # 1437 (same SIA location) and Neg. # 94-12562 (SIA RU7005 B186 F4) for other copies of this same image.
Summary:
Photograph of the meeting of Smithsonian Institution staff on February 14, 1939, to discuss proposed exhibits in the Main Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle," and the 100th anniversary celebration. The staff is seen here meeting over lunch. Present are: John Ellerton Lodge, Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, Webster P. True, William L. Corbin, Ray S. Bassler, Alexander Wetmore, Charles Greeley Abbot, Johnston, Neil M. Judd, Ruel P. Tolman, Julian H. Steward, Charles W. Gilmore, Frank M. Setzler, H. W. Krieger, James H. Hill, Aleš Hrdlička, H. B. Collins, Jr., John R. Swanton, John P. Harrington, Gerrit S. Miller, Jr., Nicholas W. Dorsey, Austin H. Clark, Herbert Friedmann, Leonhard Stejneger, Frank H. H. Roberts, Jr., Leonard P. Schultz, Frederick L. Lewton, W. R. Maxon, W. F. Foshag, Carl W. Mitman, Edward A. Chapin, Frank A. Taylor, Charles E. Resser, William M. Mann, Herbert S. Bryant, Leonard C. Gunnell.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder: 22
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Krieger, Herbert W
Maxon, W. R
Secretaries
Secretariats
Management--Museums
Smithsonian Institution--Employees
Museum curators
Standard number:
33719 or MNH-33719
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

32c Smithsonian Institution single

Scott Catalogue USA 3059
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Medium:
Paper; ink; adhesive
Dimensions:
15/16 in H x 1 1/2 in L
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
District of Columbia
United States of America
Date:
1996
Description:
Multicolored
32 cents
Depicts:
Smithsonian Institution, American, founded 1846
Topic:
Science
Education & Teaching
Organizations & Associations
Architecture
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1997.2004.42
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum

Smithsonian Institution Building

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Artist:
Charles Hoover, born Washington, DC 1897-died Washington, DC 1969
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 1/8 x 40 in. (76.4 x 101.6 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1933-1943
Topic:
Figure(s) in exterior\urban
Recreation\sport and play\fishing
Cityscape\District of Columbia\Washington
Architecture\vehicle\carriage
New Deal\Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project\Washington, D.C.
Architecture Exterior\art building\Smithsonian Institution
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the Internal Revenue Service through the General Services Administration
Object number:
1962.8.89
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Langley, Samuel Pierpont. [photograph]

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Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1895
Summary:
Formal half-length seated portrait photo (three-quarter view, left shoulder turned towards camera) of Samuel P. Langley.
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NASM-00165500
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives

Langley, Samuel Pierpont. [photograph]

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Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
Circa 1895
Summary:
Sitting portrait photo of Dr. Samuel Pierpont Langley, Third Secretary of the Smithsonian Instutition, with his head resting on his right arm that is propped up on the chair.
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NASM-A-10689
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Smithsonian Institution Annual Report, 2012

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Date:
2012
Summary:
This accession consists of an online version of the 2012 Smithsonian Institution Annual Report as it existed on October 22, 2013. Due to technical issues, video is not included in this accession and content may not scroll properly. Materials are in electronic format.
Topic:
Museums--Public relations
Museum publications
Web sites
Local number:
SIA Acc. 15-189
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Smithsonian Institution Annual Report 1997-2012 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Smithsonian Institution

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Publisher:
E. Sachse and Co.
Artist:
Unidentified
Medium:
color lithograph
Dimensions:
6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (16.5 x 22.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Cityscape\District of Columbia\Washington
Architecture\vehicle\carriage
Architecture Exterior\civic\museum
Architecture Exterior\civic\Smithsonian Castle
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of E. Weyhe, Inc.
Object number:
1968.38
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Langley (Samuel P.) Aerodrome No 5 (1895-96). [photograph]

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Photographer:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
5/20/1895
Summary:
Aerodrome Number 5. Photographed May 20, 1895.
Topic:
Airplanes
Aeronautics
Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NASM-A-12502
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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National Air and Space Museum Archives

Flag, Smithsonian Institution

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Owner:
Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Materials:
Rayon, leather
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 2.5 x 184.8 x 120.7cm (1 in. x 72 3/4 in. x 47 1/2 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Physical Description:
Smithsonian Institution Flag; canton plain layout; white canton with red griffon holding yellow Smithsonian star burst and rosette logo; navy blue plain with blue and white globe with yellow Smithsonian star burst and rosette logo depicted; yellow scalloped boarder.
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum.
Inventory Number:
A20050465000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
Additional Online Media:

Smithsonian Institution Castle: Cloisters

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-11-02T17:40:50.000Z
Video Title:
Smithsonian Institution Castle: Cloisters
Description:
Originally, open walkways patterned after medieval cloisters ran along the north sides of both the West Range and East Range. Smithsonian planner Robert Dale Owen believed the cloister was appropriate for the free public college that he hoped the Smithsonian Institution would become. But the open cloisters proved impractical and were closed with the installation of windows shortly after building's construction. In the 1870s, sculpture was moved into the cloisters from the West Range's central space to make room for ethnological exhibits primarily focused on North American Indians.
Views:
1,224
Video Duration:
37 sec
Topic:
Museum administration
Youtube Category:
Education
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War background studies / Smithsonian Institution

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Author:
Smithsonian Institution
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1942
1942-45
Notes:
Each no. has also a distinctive title.
Topic:
Ethnology
Call number:
GN4 .S6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Langley (Samuel P.) Aerodrome No 5 (1895-96). [photograph]

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Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1895
Summary:
Three-quarter right front view of Langley Aerodrome No 5 hanging suspended from room beams of Langley's workshop at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., circa 1895-1896. [Cropped version of SI A-12600.]
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NASM-00165506
Restrictions:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

(Aerial View of the Smithsonian)

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Artist:
Garnet Jex, born Kent, OH 1895-died Arlington, VA 1979
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 x 40 1/8 in. (76.2 x 101.9 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1936
Topic:
Cityscape\District of Columbia\Washington
Architecture Exterior\civic\Smithsonian Institution
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition
Object number:
1965.53
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Photographs of Smithsonian Institution exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition, 1901

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Collector and exhibit designer:
Smithsonian Institution
Subject:
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)
Physical description:
9 mounted prints : albumen
1 print : halftone
Culture:
Indians of North America
Indians of South America
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
1901
Notes:
The Pan-American Exposition was a world's fair held in Buffalo, New York, from May 1 through November 2, 1901. The Department of Anthropology and the Bureau of American Ethnology created a joint exhibit for the exposition, designed by the department's Head Curator and later Chief of the BAE, William Henry Holmes.
Summary:
Photographs depicting National Museum anthropological exhibit cases at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, in 1901. Exhibits include those on American Indian weaving, picture-writing, pottery, bow and arrows, narcotic utensils, and firemaking devices, as well as dioramas of Tehuelche Tohono O'Odham dwelling groups. The photographs' mounts include details relating to the 1901 Smithsonian report on the exhibits and the collection includes one halftone plate from the report.
Cite as:
Photo lot 87-2L, Photographs of Smithsonian Institution exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Exhibitions
Weaving
Pottery
Picture-writing
Local number:
NAA Photo Lot 87-2L
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Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections undated
Photographs of Smithsonian Institution exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition 1901
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

The Gardens of the Smithsonian Institution

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Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-08-25T15:38:25.000Z
Video Title:
The Gardens of the Smithsonian Institution
Description:
Carefully planned gardens provide visitors a place to relax and reflect during their visit to the Smithsonian.
Views:
2,195
Video Duration:
3 min 21 sec
Youtube Category:
Education
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SmithsonianMagazine
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian Institution Castle: National Zoo Beginnings

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-11-02T17:48:59.000Z
Video Title:
Smithsonian Institution Castle: National Zoo Beginnings
Description:
The Smithsonian's National Zoo had its modest beginnings in the south yard of the Castle. A collection of live animals was assembled for taxidermists to study while preserving and posing specimens for the natural history exhibits of the National Museum, then housed in the Castle. By 1887, several thousand people a day visited the small exhibit, which consisted of a bear, four deer, several birds of prey, and a pair of bison from the American West.
Views:
1,179
Video Duration:
29 sec
Topic:
Museum administration
Youtube Category:
Education
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SmithsonianCastle
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Smithsonian Institution Castle: James Renwick

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-11-02T18:30:33.000Z
Video Title:
Smithsonian Institution Castle: James Renwick
Description:
Architect James Renwick, Jr. was twenty-eight years old when he won the design competition for the Smithsonian Institution Building. Renwick submitted two of the thirteen entries. Not formally trained as an architect, Renwick graduated from Columbia University and worked as an engineer for the Erie railway and as an assistant engineer on the Croton aqueduct before he won a competition in 1843 to design Grace Church in New York City. After his work on the Castle, Renwick went on to design a number of significant buildings, including the original building for the Corcoran Gallery of Art, now the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
Views:
1,364
Video Duration:
42 sec
Topic:
Museum administration
Youtube Category:
Education
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SmithsonianCastle
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution Castle: The Great Hall

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-10-29T19:57:31.000Z
Video Title:
Smithsonian Institution Castle: The Great Hall
Description:
Since the Castle first opened to the public, the Great Hall has welcomed legions of visitors to the Smithsonian Institution. The hall initially served as the National Museum and displayed natural history specimens and replicas, such as this one of a hadrosaurus. Because of the large crowds drawn by the exhibits and a growing need for more collections space, a building to house the United States National Museum was constructed next door to the Castle. Now named the Arts and Industries Building, it opened in 1881 with many of the natural history exhibits on view that had been moved from the Great Hall. The Smithsonian's continued growth resulted in the creation, in 1911, of the new National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. All natural history collections were moved there, and the upper galleries in the Castle's main hall (now known as the "Great Hall"), where curators had worked, were demolished. The hall was refitted to hold a library, exhibits, and special events, such as the 1927 Conference on the Future of the Smithsonian Institution. Since the 1940s, exhibits in the Great Hall have described the ever-growing list of Smithsonian museums and research programs. The hall you see today - a postmodern interpretation of Victorian decor - dates from the 1980s, when the Great Hall was renovated to better serve as an enhanced Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center.
Views:
7,825
Video Duration:
1 min 33 sec
Topic:
Museum administration
Youtube Category:
Education
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SmithsonianCastle
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution

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