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Creators:
Bird, William L.
Dates:
1877 - 2010
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1288
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of archival materials assembled by National Museum of American History Curator William Lawrence Bird. The materials were used as background research for the publication of his book Holidays on Display (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007), and as exhibit objects for the exhibit by the same name that opened shortly after the museum's architectural renovation (November 2009-September 2010). The materials include advertising and trade literature, especially for department stores and with emphasis on the display of toys; catalogs; photographs and slides; postcards; parade programs; design drawings; correspondence; stock certificates, and miscellaneous items relating to department stores and their displays, parades and the amusement industry.

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Creators:
McLaren, Lynn, 1922-
Dates:
1960-1969
Size:
1,632 Slides (color)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2007.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

A set of original 35mm color slides, photographed in India in the 1960s by photojournalist Lynn McLaren (1922-2008). Subjects include people, street scenes, and temple and domestic architecture. Images from photo assignments include Nehru's funeral pyre, the Queen of Sikkim, and traditional Indian actors.

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Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Department of Design
Dates:
1996-1999
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the design and installation of exhibitions, particularly "Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture;" "Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks;" "Design for Life: A Centennial Celebration;" "Arquitectonica: The Times Square Project;" "Jewels of Lalique;" "Founta...

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Creators:
Cooney, Debbie
Dates:
circa 1890
Size:
1 Folder
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0141
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The photoprints which comprise this collection apparently were contact-printed from original negatives. The negatives seem to date from about 1890, but the prints are much more recent. A variety of subjects is included, as described in the container list, but the theme seems to be educational. Education in crafts, veterinary medicine, and mathemati...

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Dates:
circa 1885-1910
Size:
128 photographic prints ((1 box), black & white, 13 x 18 cm. or smaller)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-004
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

Photographs of Madagascar in the early French colonial period and Merina Kingdom in Central Madagascar, ca. 1887-1900. Portrait images include Queen Ranavalona III (exiled to Algiers in 1897), her husband, the Prime Minister, and other royals. There are images are of Malagasy women from other parts of the island.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Physical Plant
Dates:
1980-1995
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 98-178
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of Director's subject files pertaining to Smithsonian building projects and services. Materials include reports, memoranda and correspondence. See Accession 98-170 for related records. Buildings and museums documented in this collection include: the Museum Support Center, L'Enfant Plaza offices, the National Museum of Na...

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Creators:
Ostergard, Derek E.
Prignot, Eugène
Dates:
[between 1869 and 1874?]
Size:
1 Volume ([1], 136, [3] p. of plates, all ill., 32 cm.)
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.XXXX-0005
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

A collection of French Second Empire designs for interior decoration, including doors, walls, beds, fire-places, sitting-rooms, draperies, clocks, ceilings, and frames for mirrors and paintings.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations
Dates:
2012
Collection ID:
Accession 13-119
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a Flickr account maintained by the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations documenting the ongoing renovation of the Arts and Industries Building. Some images are pre-renovation. Flickr is an online image sharing service. The account was crawled on July 3, 2012. Materials are in electronic format.

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Dates:
1916-1992
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-082
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily consist of Freer Gallery of Art photographs that depict early Museum plans and drawings; the ground breaking ceremony before construction of the Museum; exterior views during and after construction; and interior shots of the galleries, library, and art storage areas. Also includes Freer Gallery of Art renovation pr...

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
2014
Size:
10 Photographs (digital, Tiff file, color)
Collection ID:
ACMA.01-007.7
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Neighborhood Change is a broad-based initiative that looks at change in urban neighborhoods and communities from the perspective of community residents and stakeholders. The Neighborhood Change project investigates, documents, and presents research on how residents engage with stake holders and decision makers around changes in their immediate urba...

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