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Hong Bowl

Physical Description:
ceramic (overall material)
porcelain (overall material)
hard-paste (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 160 mm x 406 mm; 6 5/16 in x 16 in
Object Name:
punch bowl
Place made:
China
Date made:
18th century
Date made:
1785-1795
Related Publication:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin
Mudge, Jean McClure. Chinese Export Porcelain for the American Trade, 1785-1835
Paul A Van Dyke. The Canton Trade: Life and Enterprise on the China Coast, 1700-1845
Ronald W. Fuchs. Made in China: Export Porcelain from the Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection at Winterthur
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America
ID Number:
CE.61.8
Catalog number:
61.8
Accession number:
234613
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Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-51b8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_587576

Face Vessel

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
ceramic, stoneware (overall material)
kaolin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 3 in; 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
face vessel
Place Made:
United States: South Carolina, Edgefield
Associated Place:
United States: South Carolina, Edgefield
Date made:
mid 1800s
Credit Line:
The Estate of Mary Elizabeth Sinnott
ID Number:
CE.324313
Accession number:
68233
Catalog number:
324313
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-2cf9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1329694
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"El Gran Poder de Dios" Niche

Artist:
Cash, Marie Romero  Search this
Cash, Don  Search this
Physical Description:
tin (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
glass (overall material)
roman catholicism (overall single or multi-hued)
carved (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 37 1/2 in x 17 5/8 in x 15 in; 95.25 cm x 44.7675 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
niche
Place Made:
United States: New Mexico
Date made:
1991
Subject:
Christianity  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
Jesus Christ  Search this
Angels  Search this
Apostles  Search this
Gran Poder de Dios  Search this
Related Publication:
Morrison, Howard. American Encounters: A Companion to the Exhibition at the National Museum of American History
ID Number:
1991.0770.01
Catalog number:
1991.0770.01
Accession number:
1991.0770
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Home and Community Life: Religion
Religion
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-d939-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1143061
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Dental Chair

Maker:
Harvard Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 56 in x 24 in x 39 in; 142.24 cm x 60.96 cm x 99.06 cm
Object Name:
chair, dental
dental chair
Other Terms:
chair, dental; Dentistry
Subject:
Dr. C. Edmund Kells Collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. J. O. Pierson
ID Number:
MG.M-10600
Catalog number:
M-10600
Accession number:
254077
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Exhibition:
Artifact Walls
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-99fc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_735042
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Balance

Used by:
Morley, Edward Williams  Search this
Maker:
Rüprecht, Albert  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (case material)
glass (case material)
brass (balance material)
Measurements:
beam: 16 1/8 in; 40.9575 cm
case: 29 in x 30 in x 15 in; 73.66 cm x 76.2 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
balance
Object Type:
Balances
Place Made:
Austria: Vienna state, Vienna
Used:
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Date made:
1886
1893
Date made:
1891
ID Number:
CH.318173
Catalog number:
318173
Accession number:
232131
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-ed54-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_2298
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Movie Costumes, R2-D2 and C-3PO

Associated Name:
LUCASFILM Ltd.  Search this
Object Name:
movie costumes, droids
Subject:
Star Wars  Search this
Related Publication:
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
LUCASFILM Ltd. (through Howard Roffman)
ID Number:
COLL.DROIDS.006000
Accession number:
1984.0302
Catalog number:
1984.0302.01
1984.0302.02
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-38c1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1329734

Abbott HTLV III EIA (Enzyme Immunoassay for the Detection of Antibody to Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type III in Human Serum or Plasma)

Maker:
Abbott Laboratories  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (container material)
paper (container material)
htlv iii antigen coated beads (100) (overall material)
anti-human conjugate (goat) (overall material)
inactivated human plasma positive for antibody to htlv-iii (positive control) (overall material)
human plasma negative for antibody to htlv-iii (negative control) (overall material)
specimen diluent containing bovine and goat sera (overall material)
opd (o-phenylenediamine 2 hcl) tablets (overall material)
diluent for opd (o-phenylenediamine 2 hcl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 in x 8 1/4 in x 7 3/8 in; 10.16 cm x 20.955 cm x 18.7325 cm
overall: 10.3 cm x 20.2 cm x 18.6 cm; 4 1/16 in x 7 15/16 in x 7 5/16 in
overall, manual: 5 in x 7 1/4 in x 1/8 in; 12.7 cm x 18.415 cm x .3175 cm
box, closed: 4 1/8 in x 8 1/2 in x 7 3/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 21.59 cm x 18.7325 cm
bottle, diluent for opd: 3 1/2 in x 1 15/16 in; 8.89 cm x 4.92125 cm
bottle, specimen diluent (both): 3 in x 1 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 3.175 cm
bottle, anti-conjugate (goat): 3 in x 1 1/4 in; 7.62 cm x 3.175 cm
bottle, opd: 2 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 5.3975 cm x 3.81 cm
bottle, htlv iii antigen coated beads: 2 1/8 in x 1 7/16 in; 5.3975 cm x 3.65125 cm
bottle, positive control: 1 3/4 in x 3/4 in; 4.445 cm x 1.905 cm
bottle, negative control: 1 3/4 in x 3/4 in; 4.445 cm x 1.905 cm
Object Name:
test kit, HIV
Place made:
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Date made:
1986
Expiration date:
1986-12-04
Subject:
Public Health  Search this
LGBTQ Rights  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Gay Rights  Search this
ID Number:
2007.0060.001
Catalog number:
2007.0060.001
Accession number:
2007.0060
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Health & Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Antibody Initiative: Diagnostics
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-4b0f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1322289

Timbales, used by Tito Puente

User:
Puente, Tito  Search this
Maker:
Latin Percussion  Search this
Physical Description:
steel, chrome-plated (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 126 cm x 70 cm x 63 cm; 49 5/8 in x 27 9/16 in x 24 13/16 in
Object Name:
drum set
Place Made:
United States: New Jersey, Garfield
Date made:
1990 - 1996
Subject:
Olympics  Search this
Related event:
Olympic Summer Games: Atlanta, 1996  Search this
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
Gift of Tito Puente
ID Number:
1996.0304.01
Accession number:
1996.0304
Catalog number:
1996.0604.01
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Artifact Walls exhibit
Exhibition:
Entertainment Nation
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-5994-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_609361
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Martin Guitar, used by Libba (Elizabeth) Cotten

User:
Cotten, Elizabeth  Search this
Maker:
C. F. Martin and Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 112 cm x 38 cm x 11 cm; 44 1/8 in x 14 15/16 in x 4 5/16 in
Object Name:
guitar
Place Made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Nazareth
Date made:
1950
ID Number:
1988.0425.01
Accession number:
1988.0425
Catalog number:
1988.0425.01
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Guitars
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Exhibition:
Sounding American Music
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-4046-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_606741
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Cradle

Physical Description:
walnut (wood material)
Measurements:
overall: 22 1/2 in x 40 3/4 in x 28 in; 57.15 cm x 103.505 cm x 71.12 cm
Object Name:
cradle
Date made:
1775-1800
Credit Line:
Mary F. and Robert L. Raley
ID Number:
1980.0026.08
Accession number:
1980.0026
Catalog number:
1980.0026.08
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Domestic Furnishings
Artifact Walls exhibit
Exhibition:
Artifact Walls
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-752b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_994619
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Surveyor’s Compass

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/2 in; 36.83 cm
needle: 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm
overall; compass: 2 3/4 in x 14 5/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 37.1475 cm x 16.51 cm
overall; brackets, each: 1 3/8 in x 7 5/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 19.3675 cm x 3.175 cm
overall; cover: 5/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
surveyor's compass
Place Made:
United States: New York
Date made:
ca 1800-1850
Credit Line:
Preston R. Bassett
ID Number:
PH.319340
Catalog number:
319340
Accession number:
236805
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Surveying and Geodesy
Measuring & Mapping
Artifact Walls exhibit
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-5602-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_997214
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Underwood Model 5

Maker:
Underwood Typewriter Company  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (body material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 18 in x 12 in; 30.48 cm x 45.72 cm x 30.48 cm
Object Name:
typewriter
Date made:
1914
Subject:
Typewriter  Search this
Office Machines  Search this
Related Publication:
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America
Credit Line:
Underwood Elliott Fisher Co.
ID Number:
ME.312108
Accession number:
161692
Catalog number:
312108
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Work
Computers & Business Machines
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Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-e315-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_998196
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Globe-type Electrostatic Machine

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
glass (globe material)
fiber (part material)
rubber (part material)
cloth (part material)
metal (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 60 1/2 in x 30 in x 27 1/2 in; 153.67 cm x 76.2 cm x 69.85 cm
Object Name:
globe-type frictional electrostatic machine
electrostatic generator
Other Terms:
globe-type frictional electrostatic machine; Electrostatic Devices
Date made:
ca 1750
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
from Princeton University, Department of Physics
ID Number:
EM.325513
Catalog number:
325513
Accession number:
2008.0088
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Energy & Power
Science & Mathematics
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Electrostatic Machines
Exhibition:
The Electric Dr. Franklin
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-6e14-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_712387

Regency Model TR-1 Transistor Radio

Maker:
Idea Incorporated  Search this
Physical Description:
red (case color)
cardboard (box material)
plastic (case material)
Measurements:
receiver: 12.7 cm x 8.7 cm x 3.5 cm; 5 in x 3 7/16 in x 1 3/8 in
Object Name:
radio receiver
Place Made:
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Location of prior holder:
United States: Texas, Dallas
Date made:
1954
Subject:
Radio  Search this
Credit Line:
from Dr. Willis A. Adcock
ID Number:
1984.0040.01
Accession number:
1984.0040
Catalog number:
1984.0040.01
Model number:
TR-1
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-520c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713528

Surgical Set

Owner:
Woodworth, John M.  Search this
Maker:
Ford, William F.  Search this
Physical Description:
rosewood (overall material)
steel (overall material)
ivory (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23.7 cm x 50.2 cm x 29.5 cm; 9 5/16 in x 19 3/4 in x 11 5/8 in
Object Name:
surgical set
Place Made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1870-1879
1871-1874
Subject:
Surgery  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare. Public Health Service
ID Number:
COLL.SURGKIT.000002
Accession number:
1980.0349
Catalog number:
1980.0349.09
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-8061-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_725455
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Leech Jar

Physical Description:
ceramic (lid material)
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 47.1 cm x 16 cm; 18 9/16 in x 6 5/16 in
overall: 17 7/8 in x 12 in x 9 in; 45.4025 cm x 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
leech jar
jar, leech, apothecary
Other Terms:
Leech Jar, Staffordshire; leech jar; Jar Leech; Leech Jar,; Containers
Place Made:
United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire
Date made:
ca mid-1800s
Credit Line:
From Smith Kline and French Laboratories
ID Number:
MG.M-11504.01
Catalog number:
M-11504
Accession number:
263554
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-4f7a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_736008
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Original Kodak Camera, Serial No. 540

Maker:
Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 95 mm x 83 mm x 165 mm; 3 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in
Object Name:
camera, box
Place Made:
United States: New York, Rochester
Date made:
1888
Related Publication:
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
Mary I. Stroud
ID Number:
PG.000169
Catalog number:
169
Accession number:
23598
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
National Treasures exhibit
Photography
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-b9d2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_760118

Original Kodak Camera, Serial No. 2443

Maker:
Eastman Dry Plate and Film Company  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
leather (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 9.5 cm x 8.5 cm x 17 cm; 3 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in x 6 11/16 in
Object Name:
camera, box
Place Made:
United States: New York, Rochester
Date made:
1888
Credit Line:
Gift of Antiques on the Hill
ID Number:
PG.006519
Catalog number:
6519
Accession number:
242983
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-a8bd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_760247
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Vazquez Cuatro

Title:
Avilés Vázquez Cuatro
Maker:
Avilés Vázquez, Rafael  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (strings material)
Measurements:
overall: 85.5 cm x 28.5 cm x 9.5 cm; 33 11/16 in x 11 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in
part: scale length: 51.5 cm; 20 9/32 in
Object Name:
cuatro
Place made:
Puerto Rico
Date made:
1999-2000
ID Number:
2001.0014.02
Accession number:
2001.0014
Catalog number:
2001.0014.02
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Guitars
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-d7a7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_764513
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1870 - William T. Smith's Sewing Machine Patent Model

Object Name:
sewing machine patent model
Object Type:
Patent Model
Date made:
1870
ID Number:
TE.T6355
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
99743
Catalog number:
T6355
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Sewing Machines
Textiles
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-ae8e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_766775
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