Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Visitors are seated and standing listening to speeches at the opening of Rocket Row along the west side of the Arts and Industries Building before the National Air and Space Museum was built. Three missiles are visible: the Vanguard; the Polaris A-1, the first U.S. submarine-launched ICBM; and the Atlas, the famed Mercury launch vehicle.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 43, Folder: 7