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Drawing

Maker:
Maria Anna Angelica Kauffmann, Swiss, 1741 – 1807  Search this
Type:
Drawing
Made in:
England
Credit Line:
Gift of Hugh Cassel
Accession Number:
1958-143-59
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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_1958-143-59

Lurex thread waste

Manufacturer:
The Lurex Company Limited  Search this
Medium:
Lurex
Type:
Exhibitions
Lurex thread waste
Made in:
Whetstone, Leicester, England
Date:
2015
Credit Line:
Courtesy of The Lurex Company Limited
Accession Number:
88.2015.14
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_88.2015.14

Plaque

Maker:
Thomas Bentley, English, 1730 – 1780  Search this
Josiah Wedgwood, English, 1730 – 1795  Search this
Medium:
Molded stoneware (Jasparware), wood, gilt bronze, glass
Type:
ceramics
Decorative Arts
Plaque
Made in:
England
Date:
ca. 1777
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor
Accession Number:
1952-166-31-a,b
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1952-166-31-a_b

Preparatory Drawing for "American Airlines to New York" Poster

Designer:
Edward McKnight Kauffer, American, active England, 1890–1954  Search this
Client:
American Airlines, Fort Worth, Texas, USA  Search this
Type:
graphic design
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Place depicted:
New York City, New York
Date:
ca. 1948
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. E. McKnight Kauffer
Accession Number:
1963-39-161
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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_1963-39-161

Book

Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book
Made in:
England
Accession Number:
1958-147-1-a,1
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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_1958-147-1-a_1

Book

Type:
Book
Made in:
England
Accession Number:
1958-147-1-b,2
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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_1958-147-1-b_2

Illustration - Berington

Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book
Object Name:
Book
Made in:
England
Date:
1776
Accession Number:
1960-131-1
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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_1960-131-1

Shop fronts of London

Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book
Object Name:
Book
Made in:
England
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of Jacques Seligmann
Accession Number:
1948-24-19
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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_1948-24-19

Views - Baxter prints

Type:
albums (bound) & books
Album
Object Name:
Album
Made in:
England
Date:
1847–50
Credit Line:
Gift of Whitney Hartshorne
Accession Number:
1954-127-1/10,1955-78-190/6
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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_1954-127-1_10_1955-78-190_6

The Poetical Works of John Keats

Type:
albums (bound) & books
Book
Object Name:
Book
Made in:
England
Credit Line:
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper
Accession Number:
1957-166-142
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1957-166-142

Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka

Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Extent:
95.02 Cubic feet (188 legal size boxes; 5 15 x 12 x 3 flat boxes; 1 16 x 20 x 3 flat box; 4 12 x 8 x 5 shoeboxes)
88.55 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1932-2012
bulk 1950-2008
Summary:
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the preeminent science-fiction writers of the 20th century.
Scope and Contents:
Contains personal and business correspondence, manuscripts of most of Clarke's fiction works in various draft states, short stories, articles, addresses, speeches, movie outlines, Apollo 11 broadcast material, datebooks & notebooks, reference materials, business cards of visitors & contacts, photos & slides. There is some material by people other than the creator such as manuscripts and film/TV scripts.

This collection also includes audio-visual material. Please contact the Media Archivist for access.
Arrangement:
Series were based on the creator's original arrangement of material.

Arranged into 7 Series:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Original Writing

2.1: "Clarkives"

2.2: Non-"Clarkives"

2.3: Articles, Short Stories

2.4: Lectures, Speeches

Series 3: Media & Publicity

Series 4: Awards & Tributes

Series 5: Manuscripts written by others relating to Clarke's Literary Works

Series 6: Miscellaneous

Series 7: Images

7.1: Photos

7.2: Slide Albums
Biographical / Historical:
Born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England, Arthur Charles Clarke became obsessed with science fiction and astronomy at a young age. He was the eldest of four children born into a farming family, however he would become, with his brother Fred Clarke acting as a business associate, one of the leading names in science fiction.

During World War II Clarke served as a radar instructor and in his free time became one of the early members of the British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, Clarke made one of his earliest predictions (he called them "extrapolations") when he came up with the idea of communication satellites. He became known for this uncanny prescience which is seen in so much of his work.

In 1948 Clarke graduated from King's College, London with honors in math and physics. By 1951, Clarke had gained respect as both a fiction and non-fiction writer with Interplanatary Flight and Prelude to Space, respectively.

In 1956, Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, where he could indulge a new obsession - skin diving. He remained in Sri Lanka for the rest of his life, creating a diving company and funding many science education programs in the country.

Perhaps Clarke's most recognizable feat came when he was able to work with Stanly Kubrick over a course of 4 years in order to create the book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey which was loosely based on the earlier Clarke story "The Sentinel."

Clarke accomplished an amazing amount of writing, speaking tours, TV appearances and humantarian work despite suffering from post-polio syndrome for decades. He won numerous awards, mostly for his science fiction but also for popularizing science. He was knighted in 1998. He died, age 90, March 19, 2008.
Provenance:
Arthur C. Clarke Trust, gift, 2014
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Underwater archaeology -- 1960's  Search this
nonfiction novels  Search this
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Apollo 11 Flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Science fiction  Search this
Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0010
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Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0010
Online Media:

Vera Rubin Digital Images

Creator:
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-  Search this
Names:
Rubin, Vera  Search this
Extent:
0.06 Gigabytes (4 digital images)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Digital images
Date:
2007
Summary:
Vera Florence Cooper Rubin (1928-2016) was an American astronomer whose work provided clear, observational evidence of the existence of dark matter. This collection consists of four born digital images of astronomer Vera Rubin, seated at her desk with papers relating to her discovery of dark matter, during an oral history interview conducted by Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) curator David H. DeVorkin and NASM intern Ashley Yeager in Rubin's office.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of four born digital images of astronomer Vera Rubin, seated at her desk with papers relating to her discovery of dark matter, during an oral history interview conducted by Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) curator David H. DeVorkin and NASM intern Ashley Yeager in Rubin's office at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C.; July 20, 2007. DeVorkin was the photographer and is not seen in the images; Yeager appears seated beside Rubin's desk in one image. Images were received as 300 ppi image files in RGB JPG format, each 2560 x 1920 pixels in size.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Vera Florence Cooper Rubin (1928-2016) was an American astronomer whose work provided clear, observational evidence of the existence of dark matter. Rubin graduated with a degree in astronomy from Vassar College in 1948, completed a master's degree from Cornell University in 1951, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1954. In the 1960s, Rubin began what would become a life-long quest to understand the motions of stars within galaxies and the motions of galaxies themselves. Expecting to discover that stars farther from the center of a galaxy moved more slowly than stars closer to the center, Rubin instead observed that the outermost stars all seemed to be orbiting faster than they should. The stars were being influenced by the gravity of a vast amount of undetected mass surrounding the galaxy that came to be known as dark matter. Rubin collaborated with gifted instrument-maker W. Kent Ford, Jr. using an image tube spectrograph he developed at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. When Rubin used this instrument in telescopes it allowed for much more sensitive observations of distant galaxies than had previously been possible. These observations yielded evidence for the existence of dark matter that stimulated general acknowledgement that it forms much of the mass in the universe. For her ground-breaking work, Vera Rubin became the second woman in history to receive the prestigious Gold Medal of England's Royal Astronomical Society. Rubin was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1993.
Provenance:
NASM Generated (David DeVorkin), 2020, NASM.2020.0033
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Women scientists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Citation:
Vera Rubin Digital Images, NASM.2020.0033, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2020.0033
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2020-0033

H. H. Richardson

Artist:
Hubert Von Herkomer, 26 May 1849 - 31 Mar 1914  Search this
Sitter:
H. H. Richardson, 29 Sep 1838 - 27 Apr 1886  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 113 × 142.9 × 3.8 cm (44 1/2 × 56 1/4 × 1 1/2")
Frame: 127.6 × 158.4 × 5.7 cm (50 1/4 × 62 3/8 × 2 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1886
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Artwork  Search this
Container\Vase  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk  Search this
H. H. Richardson: Male  Search this
H. H. Richardson: Visual Arts\Architect  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2010.13
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4278310fc-101f-462f-98c5-2fff19475f4f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2010.13

The Consitution and the Guerriere / Hey Betty Martin!; Hunters of Kentucky / Ye Parliament of England

Recording artist:
Allison, John  Search this
Allison, Lucy  Search this
Maker:
Victor  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Camden
Date made:
ca 1940
ID Number:
1996.0320.10542
Collector/donor number:
11384
Maker number:
26462
Accession number:
1996.0320
Catalog number:
1996.0320.10542
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-966a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1280195

The whereabouts of Vinland by L.G. Power

Author:
Power, Lawrence Geoffrey 1841-1921 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://viaf.org/viaf/104462445  Search this
Physical description:
[174]-192 pages illustrations, map 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
America
Date:
1892
Topic:
Discovery and exploration, Norse  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Norse  Search this
Call number:
E105 .P69 1892
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_987741

Aeroplane waltzes composed by Ezra Read

Title:
Aeroplane, or, Flying machine
Flying machine
Author:
Read, Ezra http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://viaf.org/viaf/295280841  Search this
Cody, S. F (Samuel Franklin),) 1861-1913 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/dte http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no96025773 http://viaf.org/viaf/64891450  Search this
Ritchie, Alick P. F., 1868-1938 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/ill http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr2004014387 http://viaf.org/viaf/42110587  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Cody, S. F (Samuel Franklin),) 1861-1913  Search this
Physical description:
7 pages of music 36 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Portraits
Advertisements
Biplanes
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
Great Britain
England
Date:
1910
1901-1910
1910-1920
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Piano music  Search this
Popular instrumental music  Search this
Waltzes  Search this
British  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_988151

Logos and cosmos nature as related to language Samuel Porter

Title:
Nature as related to language
Author:
Porter, Samuel 1709-1758 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85250637 http://viaf.org/viaf/74287505  Search this
Physical description:
p. [516]-533, pages 708-732 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1876
Topic:
Language and languages--Philosophy  Search this
Nature  Search this
Language  Search this
Call number:
P103 .P67 1876
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_988263

Love has eyes the celebrated ballad sung by Mr. Sinclair, in the comic opera of The farmers wife at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden composed by H.R. Bishop ; the words by C. Dibden Tun [i.e. Jun], Esq

Title:
Love's blind they say
Author:
Bishop, Henry R (Henry Rowley),) 1786-1855 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80145401 http://viaf.org/viaf/59829909  Search this
Dibdin, Charles 1745-1814 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n83020562 http://viaf.org/viaf/22406778  Search this
Sinclair, John 1791-1857 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/prf http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr94025740 http://viaf.org/viaf/52466220  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 vocal score (4 pages) 34 cm
Type:
Excerpts
Vocal scores with piano
Ballads
Operas
Sheet music
Vocal scores
Place:
England
Date:
1815
1816
1810-1820
Topic:
Love songs  Search this
Operas  Search this
Songs (High voice) with orchestra  Search this
Songs with piano  Search this
Operas--Excerpts--Vocal scores with piano  Search this
Songs (High voice) with orchestra--Vocal scores with piano  Search this
American  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_989075

Des Herren Peter Kalms, Professors der Haushaltungskunst in Aobo, und Mitgliedes der königlichen schwedischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Beschreibung der Reise die er nach dem nördlichen Amerika : auf den Befehl gedachter Akademie und öffentliche Kosten unternommen hat

Title:
Journey to North America DSI
Sammlung neuer und merkwürdiger Reisen zu Wasser und zu Lande
Beschreibung der Reise die er nach dem nördlichen Amerika
Author:
Kalm, Pehr 1716-1779 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85344169 http://viaf.org/viaf/37042419  Search this
Former owner:
Chase, Agnes 1869-1963 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82059165 http://viaf.org/viaf/44697854  Search this
Hitchcock, A. S (Albert Spear),) 1865-1935 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/fmo DSI http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n50057933 http://viaf.org/viaf/37033048  Search this
Author:
Murray, Johann Andreas 1740-1791 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr97044162 http://viaf.org/viaf/69068111  Search this
Murray, Johann Philipp 1726-1776 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2002065209 http://viaf.org/viaf/22567578  Search this
Physical description:
3 volume, [8] leaves of plates (1 folded) illustrations (engravings) 22 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Books
Early works to 1800
Early works
Place:
Canada
England
Norway
United States
Date:
1754
1764
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
E162 .K1415 1754
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_989172

Ev'rybody ought to know how to do the tickle toe new society dance from the musical play Going up Louis A. Hirsch

Title:
Everybody ought to know how to do the tickle toe
Tickle toe
Author:
Hirsch, Louis A (Louis Achille),) 1881-1924 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n97082775 http://viaf.org/viaf/179936088  Search this
Butt, Alfred 1878-1962 pmn http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb2010019972 http://viaf.org/viaf/152710573  Search this
Harbach, Otto 1873-1963 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lyr http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lbt http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no89000988 http://viaf.org/viaf/65048262  Search this
Montgomery, James 1882-1966 http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/lbt http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no93026346 http://viaf.org/viaf/19253125  Search this
Newberger, Adolph chr http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n97862809 http://viaf.org/viaf/75616084  Search this
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Gaiety Theatre (London, England) evp http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no95023997 http://viaf.org/viaf/149620632  Search this
M. Witmark & Sons http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/pbl http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no95054461 http://viaf.org/viaf/125787951  Search this
Physical description:
3 pages of music 36 cm
Type:
Excerpts
Piano scores
Advertisements
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
England
Date:
1918
1911-1920
1910-1920
Topic:
Foxtrot (Dance)  Search this
Foxtrots  Search this
Musicals  Search this
Popular instrumental music  Search this
Songs with orchestra  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Biplanes  Search this
Women  Search this
British  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_989230

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