Japanese World War II Balloon Bombs Collection
This collection was gathered by National Air and Space Museum curator Robert C. Mikesh for his publication on this subject, "Japan's World War II Balloon Bomb Attacks on North America." The collection consists of the following: magazine and newspaper articles on the Japanese balloons; manuscripts and independent articles; 83 photos Mr …
NOTSNIK Videotape and Hiroshima Photographs
This collection consists of two groups of material from United States Navy pilot S. Joel Premselaar (b. 1920); the first group contains predominantly aerial and ground photographs of Ground Zero at Hiroshima, Japan, taken by Premselaar in early 1946; the second group consists primarily of one VHS videotape reproducing films from 1958-1962 documenting Project Pilot (NOTSNIK, NOTS-EV-1), Project Caleb (NOTS-EV-2), and Satellite Interceptor Project (SIP) rockets.
Roger Pineau Papers
Roger Pineau was the Managing Editor of the Smithsonian Institution (SI) Press and an officer (retired) of the U.S. Navy. The Pineau Papers contain documentation on his curatorship of the Smithsonian exhibition "The Japan Expedition of Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, 1852-1854," held at the National Museum of Natural History in November-December …
George W. Nace Papers
These records consist of photographs, most of which are of Japanese ships and submarines in the Yokosuka Harbor in Japan, which were taken in 1945; while others document his work in the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. Additional materials include a list of his public appearances from …
Still Prints of Asia: View of Lake Ashi and Mountains at Hakone, Japan
One albumen print, circa 1860s. Panoramic view by Felix Beato of Lake Ashi (Ashinoko) and surrounding mountains at Hakone, Japan.
Waugaman Collection of Postcards
Five postcards from Japan dated after the Japanese victory in the Russo-Japanese War. Most of the images are of temporary triumphal arches 凱旋門 emulating Western architecture and war imagery. These structures were built to celebrate the success of the Japanese navy and welcome returning troops. Elaborate arches made of wood …
Robert E. Kuntz photographs of Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Middle East
548 Modern prints (circa)
78 Color slides
Photographs made by Robert E. Kuntz documenting people and the natural and built environments that he encountered during his world travels. Locations depicted include Asia (Taiwan, India, Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Japan), the Middle East (Pakistan, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Yemen), Africa (Sudan, Libya, Kenya, and Nigeria …
Captured German Aeronautical Documents (CGD) Microfilm
Collection of microfilmed translations of captured German documents mainly relating to supersonic research, swept-back wings, jet-propulsion, patents, explosives, ballistics, missiles, compressors, and other aeronautical subjects.
Ramon D. Fobes Collection
Ramon D. Fobes collected a few items during his travels circa 1946-1954 while on active duty with the US Army. This collection contains six 35mm color slides of military aircraft at US bases in Puerto Rico, the Pacific, and Korea, and two items of ephemera Fobes probably picked up on his 1947 trip to Japan: a menu and a Naval Air Transport pamphlet.
George Kroto Lantern Slide Collection
Ikeda, Kametaro, 1862-1915
Handcolored stereopticon slides of Japan at the beginning of the 20th century. Images includes: place views, temples, tea houses, government buildings, domestic architecture, sculpture, landscapes, market scenes, women, Samurai warriors, wrestlers, Shinto and Buddhist priests, lantern makers, and workmen winding silk. Cities depicted include: Kamakura, Kyoto, Yamanaka, Yokohama, and others. The …