American History Museum

The @Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Hosted by Erin. Our theme for 2015: innovation and American History! Legal:
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Today in 1983: After 11 seasons, the final episode of MASH airs, the most-watched series episode in television history. Pointing the way to anyplace but here, this prop reflects the characters' humorous efforts to cope with the horrors of the Korean War. Did you ever watch the show? Note: not currently on display.
clearystorey : Grew up watching it - Still one of my favorites
faithjaspan : Stull my all time favorite show.
chickalea : My fave all time show!! :D
pchackmets : Yup cool show
donnalawson1968 : I still watch it and it's on Netflix now. Yay
mskdizzle : At 12 years old, my dad had me watch the finale. I'd watched a lot of the show, I cried for more reasons then I understood at the time. Now I teach American history to honor all our stories and all their sacrifices.
daysunderwater : Martini time, before I really knew what a martini was
vien605 : One of my all time favorites! So glad to see its on Netflix now 👏
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As we remember actor Leonard Nimoy today, we wanted to share this from our collection. They're ear tips Nimoy wore as Mr. Spock in the 1982 movie "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan." The authentication card is signed in green ink by Leonard Nimoy. Note: not currently on display. #MrSpock #LeonardNimoy #StarTrek 🚀⭐️👂
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frostywindowfibers : RIP, Spock.
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"Live long and prosper." Today, we're reflecting on the legacy of actor Leonard Nimoy, famous for playing Mr. Spock on "Star Trek." What's your favorite Nimoy scene or quote? This lunch box was based on "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," the first "Star Trek" feature film released in 1979. ⭐️🚀 #StarTrek #LeonardNimoy #DiftorHehSmusma
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dpcrn : "I have been and always shall be, your friend" single greatest line in entertainment history, Star Trek The Wrath of Khan
roshinesstars : I did show Robert. He wished he had one to take to work... lol @the_obscure_pterosaur
maystone43 : 🌹Trek
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mosummy : @_therealtopher I'm not ready to discuss this just yet...
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Today in 1922: Thanks to work of suffragists such as Susan B. Anthony, the Supreme Court upholds 19th Amendment guaranteeing right of women to vote. This pin was given to Amelia Himes Walker in honor of the time she spent in jail for picketing for the vote outside the White House (official charge: "obstructing traffic"). ✅ #WomensHistory #vote
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lady_kasper : @BridgitKasper yeahhhh roc &&& your bday
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auntie_pmc : Excellent pin. It speaks volumes in a quiet and forceful manner.
classiccorinna : #noveltybroochfriday to the extreme!
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museumswimpact : Thanks for sharing. The Jail door pins are an incredible reminder of individual sacrifice.
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We can't tell what color #TheDress is. But we bet First Lady Grace Coolidge would represent team #blueandgold with this silk evening gown, not #blueandblack or #whiteandgold. Click the link in our profile for more #FLOTUS fashion and history.
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auntie_pmc : @lil_red_hood_ I can see you in this little number!
missamandalane : @taliniek bahaha! I love it #teamblueandblack
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emilyshaquita : @melle__mel YASSS
taliniek : @missamandalane you mean #teamwhiteandgold
missamandalane : @taliniek WHAT??? Friendship. Over.
betsyhoha : This is a beautiful blue dress! (The other one is definitely #whiteandgold.)
taliniek : @missamandalane let's be real, white and gold is prettier!
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This is Napoleon Bonaparte's napkin, which was on his table on the Island of Elba during his exile. 200 years ago today, he escaped from exile and returned to lead France. He gave the napkin to a wealthy American who was calling on him on the morning of his escape. Can we make #FamousNapkins the next trendy hashtag? (Fingers crossed.) #TextileTuesday #TexileThursday #Emperors 👑🐝
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leighleigh5000 : Hey @amhistorymuseum some people have tried that napkin thing but I don't think it will take off.
frostywindowfibers : Amazing!
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Snow: we're over it! 🍹 After World War II, a taste for casual living and "tropical" celebrations swept the nation. With it came tiki bar culture. These ceramic mugs might have held rum-based cocktails with "exotic" fruit juices in the 1950s-60s. Speaking of cocktails, there are still a few tickets left to our event with Green Hat Gin tonight. Learn about the history of distilling from the experts while sampling cocktails and eating some great delicious food: (clickable link in profile) ❄️⛄️☀️ #DCweather #tropical #cocktail #NoMoreSnow
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beckipx : @mdnightmatinee So grateful we're on the sunny side!
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mintale : @hodderavenue very mid century contemporary!!😁🗿
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dpkloster : @doubleyourbubble 🗿 perfect.
doubleyourbubble : @dpkloster haha this was perfect
lisa_fern : Anyone remember the "Tuna Waikiki" in the Betty Crocker cookbook? Popular dish to serve guests in 1950-60.
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51 years ago today: Cassius Clay becomes a world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach, Florida. Most thought Liston, age 32, would beat the 22-year-old Clay, but Clay was speedier than his opponent. A week later, Clay became Muhammad Ali. These are his gloves and robe from around 1974. #TodayInHistory
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Repost from @si_invention. We're looking forward to seeing this on display here when our first floor of our West Wing opens this summer. #WizardOfOz ・・・
The Lemelson Center is looking forward to July…and not just because we’re all sick of the cold! Places of Invention opens at @amhistorymuseum July 1 after over a decade of research, documentation, writing, and design. As we get ready to install the exhibition, two of the large objects have come to the Museum from our off-site storage. Today we uncrated them; next our conservators will evaluate and treat any issues. Left, a Lincoln Milling Machine, 1861, will be on display in the Hartford, CT case study. Tool builder George S. Lincoln of Hartford’s Phoenix Iron Works manufactured this type of general-purpose milling machine. It was used in nearly every Hartford factory. Its high-speed rotary cutting blade shaved excess material from a metal workpiece. Right, Technicolor Motion Picture Camera, 1937, is part of our Hollywood case study. This camera, used on the set of The Wizard of Oz, is based on the patent received by Joseph A. Ball and Gerald F. Rackett in 1937. The box enclosing the camera, called a “blimp,” muffled the noisy camera during filming. #placesofinvention #inventionhistory #technicolor #manufacturing #innovation
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Prettiness in the parlor, a hexagon silk quilt from 1840-1860. #TextileTuesday #quilt
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dargretchen : Wow! I'd like to make a heir quilt like this! Stunningly beautiful! @blessmystitchesquiltshop @thebackporchquilters
amhistorymuseum : @leighleigh5000 @seamartin3 Unclear. We don't know a lot about the quilt's use and origins. The object record describes the quilt and says it's a beautiful example of 19th century needlework but not a lot of additional detail. Sorry! Trust me, I'm curious too! -Erin
bluesusanmakes : @starwarz36 amazing!
madebyamyd : Wow! @lishdorset
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julieta_souzarte : Great!
melodyewillie : @melindadrapery
thefeelgoodbusiness : @josh_xiv This is beautiful, and silk!
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