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The @Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Real stories. Real stuff. Pics by Erin. Terms of use: si.edu/termsofuse
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This violin is 327 years old. It was made by Antonio Stradivari in Cremona, Italy. It's named "Ole Bull," after a talented Norwegian violinist who played it in the 19th century. Stradivari died on today's date in 1737. #violin #artisan
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humdrumunicornchub : @jacobyfineviolins
amhistorymuseum : @sandiuu Only VERY special musicians. :)
sea_drifter : Beautiful.πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
resthert : @blue.orangez
kjking10 : @bnett01 beautiful! More to see in Italy, I'm sure. :)
amber_hill07 : Gorgeous
daysunderwater : One of a few on display
kalynnkennedy : @mr_ryankennedy
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Thanks for being our friends on Instagram this year. We love to hear from you and look forward to sharing more Smithsonian artifacts and moments in 2015. Here are your favorite pics this year. -Erin
betweenthelakes : Just found you! Clearly I've been missing a lot!
amhistorymuseum : @betweenthelakes Welcome to the party! Now that you're here, it's actually begun. ;)
tashsawai : Thank you for sharing your collection on Instagram! I look forward to your posts every day because each post teaches me something new.
amhistorymuseum : @tashsawai You are the nicest. Thank you SO much and plenty more cool old stuff coming soon. :D
seamartin3 : Me, too!@betweenthelakes @amhistorymuseum. I love American History-don't know why I never thought of following the Museum before!
rs4e : Look forward to your posts!
amhistorymuseum : @seamartin3 Welcome over! We are so glad to have you. - Erin
amhistorymuseum : @rs4e Thanks! We look forward to you pressing the <3 button frequently. ;) - Erin
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Today in 1787: New Jersey, the Garden State, is the third to ratify the Constitution. This shield-shaped metal badge belonged to a firefighter in Jersey City in the early 20th century. Symbols on it include a ladder, axe, hose, hook, trumpet (for voice amplification to communicate during fires), and hat. Badges served as official identification at fire scenes, as access to derelict buildings by unscrupulous citizens could result in looting. #NewJersey #Firefighting #TodayInHistory
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insta.biz.dc : @joannachacon
blair_urban : #jerseycity
daverada : @kaila_schmaila #JC
justkareem : @rudiddy5 @gooseonfire @hemalpatel112
matt______g : @natone__
rudiddy5 : Nice @justkareem
kdneville : @jdneville @kentland33
rebeccawendt : @seanhoagies
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You know Smaug, the dragon from #TheHobbit? The greedy worm hacked our Pinterest account and pinned all the shiny, #gold artifacts in the collection he could. You can see it here: bit.ly/SmaugGold. (Note: please read in your best Benedict Cumberbatch voice.) This is Mary Lincoln's gold evening purse from 1863. Her name and the year were engraved inside the ring. #PRECIOUS #LakeTown #Smaug #Purse #Cumberbatch
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amhistorymuseum : @americainplay Thanks! ☺️
ivsokol9 : OMG! Look at that purse! Look at all of that gold! Look! It even has The One Ring attached to it! It's no wonder Smaug wants it!πŸ’°πŸ‰πŸ’°πŸ˜‚
amhistorymuseum : @ivsokol9 More than wants--covets! ;)
ivsokol9 : @amhistorymuseum lol!πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰
ivsokol9 : @amhistorymuseum Precious!
_jane_bow_ : @kate.2018 I really have no words πŸ‰
jill_radical64 : @lilimb ITS BOTTLENECK CAMPERVAN
lilimb : BUMBLEBEE CREDITCARD @jill_radical64
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Today in 1912: The Star Spangled Banner is accessioned into the Smithsonian's permanent collection. By the way, did you know this fun fact? There were more than 15 states when the flag was made, but there are only 15 stars on the flag. No, Mary Pickersgill did not make a mistake. The flag's design was last approved by Congress in 1794, providing for 15 stripes and 15 stars. This was not updated until April 4, 1818, so Pickersgill sewed on 15 stars. #TheFlagWasStillThere
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sara826 : @aherdfan @teresalw
iceman.420 : Fun fact
espxc : Can you tell us about this particular flag @amhistorymuseum? πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
usapavilion2015 : πŸ‘
amhistorymuseum : @espxc Sure! On September 14, 1814, U.S. soldiers at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry raised a huge American flag to celebrate a crucial victory over British forces during the War of 1812. The sight of those “broad stripes and bright stars” inspired Francis Scott Key to write a song that eventually became the United States national anthem. This is that flag.
amhistorymuseum : @centercutstudio Awesome! Thanks for visiting us and this awesome American treasure.
whitneyjfry : @anthonykellaher
espxc : Wonderful. Thanks @amhistorymuseum 😊
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This figure wears head-to-toe protective gear and is surrounded by folk remedies. Why is he dressed like this? He's trying to fend off cholera. On the blog, we take a closer look at this image from the 1830s as well as another "Cholera Man:" bit.ly/cholera1 #cholera #health #miasmas
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kate.2018 : @victoriashirz @barbasreturns @shelbyschultz_ #miasmas #history
mmollified : @bonnieblu same
victoriashirz : @kate.2018 hahahahahahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
utahlandgroup : Looks scary!
claraeun : Was that effective ? Kkkkk
amhistorymuseum : @claraeun Nope. It's spread through dirty drinking water. But they didn't know that then!
claraeun : @amhistorymuseum gosh haha thanks for the reply!
amhistorymuseum : @claraeun No problem. The cartoon itself seems to be making fun of all these precautions.
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This Statue of Liberty menorah was designed in 1986 by German immigrant Manfred Anson. When he was 14, conditions for German Jews were worsening. Luckily, he was chosen as one of 20 boys rescued by the Jewish Welfare Guardian Society of Australia. In 1963, he immigrated to the US, where he designed this menorah and became a collector of favorite American symbols. #Hanukkah #Menorah #ChagSameach
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dan_santoro : @sommerxsantoro @ggggaaaarrrryyyy King piece.
gnautilus : @mattcd17 love it!
migz4real : Sure anytime. I suggested you edit it because now the second part is in your comments and most people won't screen the comments and notice the URL.
thejapofgeorgetown : @callmenonny
disappointme : So pretty!
ggggaaaarrrryyyy : @dan_santoro @sommerxsantoro @katielazar This is the right set up
idig_daysgoneby : @hmoll13
sommerxsantoro : @ggggaaaarrrryyyy totally!!
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This is one opinionated piece of kitchenware. Today in 1773: Colonial opposition to British taxes leads to the Boston Tea Party. This silver milk pot from the era is inscribed as follows: "Britons take back your baneful tea, You n'er make a slave of me." #taxes #tea #coffeeinstead
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ashland_ : @zachward1 πŸ˜‚
careyogden : @tuberosejones
misskittycos : Thank you for letting us see history
hannahbergenheirlooms : Love knowing the story
sweet_sandiego : Tax tax tax tax ... Higher taxes
amhistorymuseum : @natalierachelmorris You are the BEST. Thank you so much for your kind words. Let us know what you'd like to see more of! - Erin
sirenscure : @gryphonestatesilver
gryphonestatesilver : @sirenscure I just love this for so many reasons!!! Thanks for yet another fabulous tag!!! πŸ˜˜πŸ‘
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It wasn't an urban legend: a dump in New Mexico WAS full of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" cartridges from the 1980s. They were recently unearthed and one joined our collection this week. On the blog, we explain why they were buried and why this object belongs in the Smithsonian: bit.ly/landfillET #Atari #1980s #Gaming #Alamogordo
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umairahradzii : @ainmarzelan_
pearlzorn : @dougzorn
amiddie23 : Nick! @fitbmx513
jessicamoviez : @realjt07
namopics : @acidicnarcan151
wchud : @sald1974
sn0monkey : @gbrookslvr awwwww ET. That game was terrible.
sirenscure : @80svault
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Moccasins given to President Ulysses Grant by American Indians attending a peace conference in DC in the 1870s. #footwear #heritage
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matt__man : @stonecold_mikehouston want!! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
lucanctil : Irony at its best
stevenhafner : @kellijoschumacher
pandalover457 : Found your new kicks @jonathan_chantelsparkles
mandmisbell : Beautiful!
csm1444 : @amymichellemiller your family traditions
elincb1 : Awesome! Better in the civil war though
sirenscure : Wow
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