Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
2264 documents - page 1 of 114

Equipment, German; Austro-Hungarian, Parachutes

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection 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
Collection Citation:
World War I Exhibit Collection, Acc. NASM.1993.0063, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
World War I Exhibit Collection
World War I Exhibit Collection / Series 6: Research Collection / Subseries F: Equipment
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1993-0063-ref549

Smoke From a Distant Fire

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 06:00:00 -0000
Topic:
Aircraft  Search this
Flight  Search this
Space  Search this
See more episodes:
AirSpace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_6e31f2b80aa35f12807b1354cd8404d7

"550 cord" (Parachute cord/paracord)

Culture/People:
Non-Indian; used by Southeastern tribes  Search this
Donor:
Sergeant Debra K. Mooney, Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma  Search this
120th Engineer Combat Battalion  Search this
Previous owner:
120th Engineer Combat Battalion  Search this
Object Name:
"550 cord" (Parachute cord/paracord)
Media/Materials:
Nylon cord, cardboard
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
20 x 16.5 cm
Object Type:
Materials: Prepared
Place:
USA
Date created:
2000-2004
Catalog Number:
26/5141
Barcode:
265141.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Southeast
Materials: Prepared
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a71d1acb-f36e-4763-9a07-b18b1a60a3a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281336
Online Media:

Buy war bonds

Creator:
Shaw, Charles Green, 1892-1974  Search this
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
194-
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10171
See more items in:
Charles Green Shaw papers, 1833-1979, bulk 1909-1974
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10171

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- France -- Paris  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
2 Page(s) matching your search term, top most relevant are shown: View entire project in transcription center
  • View Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974 digital asset number 1
  • View Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974 digital asset number 2
Online Media:

Airline Ephemera Collection [Pullman]

Creator:
Pullman, Henry W.  Search this
Names:
Pullman, Henry W.  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1928-1956
bulk [ca. 1930s-1940s]
Summary:
This collection consists of the following ephemeral items documenting Pullman's travels: photographs and postcards, including three images of Wolfgang von Gronau's Dornier Wal; certificates - one "Jupiter Rex," for crossing the equator and one "Clipper Club," for flying around the world; and a red 10x13" scrapbook containing baggage labels, postcards, menus, guest lists, hotel and travel literature, decals, and tickets and napkins which were souvenirs from events and places he visited during his travels. A technical manual for Air-Ground Communication, December 2, 1941, was also donated as was a souvenir edition of "Plane News: Air Service Paper of the A.E.F.", January 25, 1919; a roster and photograph of the Ordnance Detachment, A.F. in G., Metternich, Germany, distributed on the occasion of a Thanksgiving Dinner, November 25, 1925; five July, 1938 images relating to Pan Am Philippine Clipper trip number 222; four World War I era images and one portrait of a young pilot in parachute harness.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following ephemeral items documenting Pullman's travels: photographs and postcards, including three images of Wolfgang von Gronau's Dornier Wal; certificates - one "Jupiter Rex," for crossing the equator and one "Clipper Club," for flying around the world; and a red 10x13" scrapbook containing baggage labels, postcards, menus, guest lists, hotel and travel literature, decals, and tickets and napkins which were souvenirs from events and places he visited during his travels. A technical manual for Air-Ground Communication, December 2, 1941, was also donated as was a souvenir edition of "Plane News: Air Service Paper of the A.E.F.", January 25, 1919; a roster and photograph of the Ordnance Detachment, A.F. in G., Metternich, Germany, distributed on the occasion of a Thanksgiving Dinner, November 25, 1925; five July, 1938 images relating to Pan Am Philippine Clipper trip number 222; four World War I era images and one portrait of a young pilot in parachute harness.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
The Airline Ephemera Collection [Pullman]-- is arranged by content type.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry W. Pullman's job as the export manager for a major oil tool company required him to travel extensively from the late 1920s to the 1950s. Pullman used the following airlines in his travels: Trans World Airlines (TWA); Pan American Airways; Royal Dutch Air Lines (KLM); Royal Netherlands Indies Airways; and American Airlines.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Henry Pullman, gift, 1993, NASM.1993.0018
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:
Dornier Do J Wal (Whale)(Do 16)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Airline Ephemera Collection [Pullman], Acc. NASM.1993.0018, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0018
See more items in:
Airline Ephemera Collection [Pullman]
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0018
Online Media:

A. Leo Stevens Glass Plate Photography Collection

Creator:
Stevens, Albert Leo, 1873-1944  Search this
Names:
Stevens, Albert Leo, 1873-1944  Search this
Extent:
0.52 Cubic feet ((1 slim legal document box) (1 shoebox) (1 small shoebox))
0.89 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Transparencies
Lantern slides
Date:
1900-1915
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 37 glass negatives, 22 glass lantern slides, and 4 transparencies depicting the life and career of Stevens, circa 1900-1915. There are also corresponding negatives and contact prints for these 63 images.
Biographical / Historical:
Albert Leo Stevens (1873-1944) was an accomplished balloonist and aviation pioneer. Stevens began making ascensions when he was twelve and began manufacturing balloons and dirigibles at the age of 20. Stevens was an exhibitor in parachute, balloon, dirigible, and human cannonball shows and also was a participant in races such as the Gordon Bennett Balloon Races. Stevens flew one of the very first successful dirigibles in the United States in 1906 and opened the first private airfield in the nation in 1909. In the latter part of his career, Stevens became a flight promoter and worked with such pioneering aviators as Harry Atwood, Harry Bingham Brown, George Beatty, and Harriet Quimby. Stevens also played a key role in the development of safety features for parachutes.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Chris and Maureen Lynch, Valhalla Aerostation, Purchase, 1997, 1997-0039, Public Domain
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:
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Transparencies
Lantern slides
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0039
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0039

S.P.A.C.E., Inc. Project Strato-Jump [Nick Piantanida] Collection

Names:
S.P.A.C.E., Inc.  Search this
Piantanida, Nicholas,, 1932-1966  Search this
Extent:
1.38 Cubic feet ((4 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Photographic prints
Newspaper clippings
Date:
bulk 1960s - 2000s
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 1.38 cubic feet of material relating to Nicholas John "Nick" Piantanida and Project Strato-Jump including correspondence; news clippings; photographs; motion picture film; video recordings; biographical information; flight reports; check lists; financial records; legal documents and contracts; technical information about Project Strato-Jump; information about Piantanida's David Clark pressure suit; and records pertaining to both the book Magnificent Failure: Free Fall from the Edge of Space (2003) by Craig Ryan and the ESPN film "Angry Sky" (2015) directed by Jeff Tremaine. Motion picture and video formats include 16mm film and VHS. Photographic formats include color and black and white prints of various sizes, the largest of which is 8 by 10 inches.
Biographical / Historical:
Nicholas John "Nick" Piantanida (1932-1966) was a truck driver, athlete, and sky diver who aspired to set a new world altitude record for balloons and to establish a new mark for the highest parachute jump. Piantanida and a backer established S.P.A.C.E. (Survival Programs Above a Common Environment), Inc. to handle the finances of the Strato-Jump program conceived by Piantanida. Piantanida made his first attempt in October 1965. Wind sheared the top off of his helium-filled polyethylene balloon at just 22,700 feet, but he was able to make a safe parachute landing. Raven Industries built the gondola and the balloons for the next two attempts. Paul Edward Yost, one of the founders of the company and the acknowledged father of the modern hot air balloon, would manage flight operations. In February 1966, Piantanida made Strato-Jump II and reached a world altitude of 123,500; however a flight mishap made the flight unqualified for a record. Piantanida had to disconnect his oxygen supply to make the jump and his ground controllers had no choice but to cut the gondola loose from the balloon, allowing Piantanida to return safely to earth still seated in the gondola, dangling beneath a large parachute. Strato-Jump III was at 57,600 feet when ground controllers heard a sudden hissing sound and Piantanida started to say, "Emergency." Yost immediately ordered the gondola cut loose once again. It took twenty-six minutes to parachute back to earth, landing in a field near Worthington, MN, a little more than sixty miles from the take-off point. When the chase crew, who had been following the flight in a light plane, landed near the gondola, they found the pilot alive but unconscious. While the cause of the accident has never been completely resolved, Piantanida apparently depressurized his helmet accidentally and fell unconscious from hypoxia. He died on August 29, 1966, without regaining consciousness. Project Strato-Jump was documented in the book Magnificent Failure: Free Fall from the Edge of Space (2003) by Craig Ryan, and ESPN made a film about Nick Piantanida entitled "Angry Sky" (2015) directed by Jeff Tremaine.
Provenance:
Vern Piantanida, Gift, 2016
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:
Parachuting  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Strato-Jump Program  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Reports
Photographic prints
Newspaper clippings
Citation:
S.P.A.C.E., Inc. Project Strato-Jump [Nick Piantanida] Collection, Accession 2016-0031, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2016.0031
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2016-0031

Send a Birthday Greeting to the United States' Oldest Living WWII Veteran

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 27 Aug 2020 19:16:07 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_85533e572b095051ff1870eedc084b76

A redescription and family placement of Uintascorpio Perry, 1995 from the Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation (Middle Eocene) of Colorado, USA (Scorpiones: Buthidae)

Author:
Soleglad, M. E.  Search this
Santiago-Blay, Jorge A.  Search this
Fet, V.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2004
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Paleobiology  Search this
See others in:
Paleobiology
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_114364

Aerial Righting Reflexes in Flightless Animals

Author:
Dudley, Robert K.  Search this
Zeng, Yu  Search this
Full, Robert J.  Search this
Jusufi, Ardian  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2011
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_108153

Laptop, F-29 Mission Planner, JPADS

Manufacturer:
Panasonic  Search this
Materials:
Plastics (Including Possible PVC)
Aluminum Alloy
Electronic Components
Ferrous Alloy
Uncharacterized Metals
Liquid Crystal Display
Adhesives
Battery?
Dimensions:
3-D: 30.8 × 27.6 × 6.7cm (1 ft. 1/8 in. × 10 7/8 in. × 2 5/8 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Parachutes
Credit Line:
Transfer from the United States Air Force.
Inventory Number:
A20120162000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv95798a7e1-0465-4e6c-8700-305fee032623
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20120162000

Parachutes and Airborne Operations

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 26
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 503, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0503-refidd1e1672

Parachutes (prints)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 26
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 503, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0503-refidd1e1683

Poster for The Flying Ace

Subject of:
John L. Criner, American, 1898 - 1965  Search this
Kathryn Boyd, American, 1897 - 1965  Search this
Boise De Legge, American  Search this
Lions Daniels, American  Search this
George Colvin, American, born 1864  Search this
Sam Jordan  Search this
Steve Reynolds, American, 1892 - 1945  Search this
Bessie Coleman, American, 1892 - 1926  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 38 × 24 in. (96.5 × 61 cm)
H x W (sheet): 41 × 26 15/16 in. (104.1 × 68.4 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1926
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Film  Search this
Race films  Search this
United States--History--1919-1933  Search this
World War I  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.33
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
A Cinema Apart: African American Film Memorabilia (Larry Richards Collection)
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Exhibition:
Now Showing: Posters from African American Movies
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Second Floor, 2 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd565ee460f-e186-44f6-af5d-760306667ca7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.33
Online Media:

Blouse (mola)

Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: reverse appliqué
Type:
embroidery & stitching
Blouse (mola)
Made in:
Panama
Date:
20th century
Accession Number:
1969-108-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4af5cb8f3-4c46-4459-beb2-d1fc7b084e14
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-108-2
Online Media:

Apollo 15 Splashdown

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2010-08-07T16:43:09Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_E-Vd75Ptg9I

I Rode All the Way Down on Top of the Parachute! - Triple Nickles Joe Murchison

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2020-04-25T12:00:13Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_GaPM1w-oh24

Gemini TTV-1 Paraglider Capsule

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-01-07T17:22:28Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_jub8y6WSI8M

Pigeons and Parachutes - How Pigeons Helped the British in World War I

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2018-11-08T17:18:59Z
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
See more by:
airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_vDRIMrN1Cpg

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By