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The @Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Real stories. Real stuff. Pics by Erin. Terms of use: Happy #MusHalloween!
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Big news! Alexander Calder's "Gwenfritz" stabile (that’s the opposite of a moving sculpture, a mobile) was designed for a specific spot on the side of our building and installed in 1968. It was moved to another location in the 1980s. Today, it's back in its original site and looks amazing thanks to a conservation project. The stabile, in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery weighs 35 tons! Here's its story: #Gwenfritz
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justinrbuell : @lucillebuell "stabile" instead of "mobile"
lucillebuell : This is what we are working toward stabile, grounded, sense of place, bold, evolve @justinrbuell
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Before "Monster Mash!" This sheet music for the song "The Jack O'Lantern Girl" was written by Glen MacDonough and composed by Victor Herbert and published in 1904. What terrifying tunes are on your #Halloween playlist?
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ryan_is_a_penguin : anaconda
thebigkenballdontlieski : @earwolf spooky orgy
anthonytrendon : @tina_marie_007
uuhhuuhhoney : @andidelu ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ
matellison : @grayson_stack5
booradley1881 : The soundtrack to the film Halloween. ๐ŸŽƒ
terrymullett : HAPPY HALLOWEEN
kelly_the_red : Can't find this on youtube, is there a talented and generous musician out there who would be interested in enlightening us musically enclined?
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Our intern Caitlin took a trip to the top of the #WashingtonMonument and sent back this photo of us. Notice Alexander Calder's #Gwenfritz sculpture beside our building? We're re-dedicating it tomorrow after conservation and re-location. Shout out to our neighbor @NMAAHC, under construction next door! #InternPerks
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jessmarieclaire : @stevewiner83
amhistorymuseum : @ashleydonde Awesome! See the 1960s display in our Constitution Ave. lobby, Julia Child's kitchen, "American Stories," and first ladies!
amhistorymuseum : @jwlusk More info on that: There are two ways to get tickets: get free, same-day tickets at the ticket window, or pay a fee to make advance reservations. Free Tickets: Get free Washington Monument tickets at the Washington Monument Lodge on 15th Street adjacent to the Washington Monument (map). Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Supplies are limited. Advance Reservations: Order Washington Monument tickets to make advance reservations.
jwlusk : Wow, thank you! I really appreciate you taking the time to pass on all this information.
usaexplorer : @hornblowerny
amhistorymuseum : @jwlusk It's an awesome view! Make sure to snap a selfie with our building if you go up there. ;)
rs4e : Would love to visit one day!
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Today in 1974: After wearing this robe to train, Muhammad Ali wins the "Rumble in the Jungle." Warren Perry of the National Portrait Gallery describes the fight: "On October 30, 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire, against a heavily favored George Foreman, Ali began the fight by leading into Foreman with his right. He connected more than a dozen times—which sent a message to Foreman that Ali thought Foreman was too slow to counterpunch. Ali then fell back for a few rounds into the ropes (the famous 'rope-a-dope') and let Foreman tire himself with punches that fell onto a well-protected Ali. And although witnesses—among them writer George Plimpton—thought 'the fix is in' when Ali went to the ropes so early, Ali's strategy served him well; Foreman was counted out in the eighth round." #TodayInHistory #boxing
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t_schofield : Ali Bomaye
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What was your favorite childhood Halloween costume? This is a 1980s kid's costume of B.A. Baracus from "The A-Team." #MusHalloween #MrT
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yohaneskh : @pauluswij @pramudhityo
amhistorymuseum : #IPityTheFool who doesn't like โค๏ธ this photo.
oakleynumberfour : @carafinn
zeeeeeeeke : @mikie6453
iceman42o : That's cool!!! My favorite was when I was The Macho Man Randy Savage !!!
pirate_chick : I was She-ra, I guess I was around 6 my older cousin took me to a party where a real live band was playing. I didn't get any candy, but felt like such a cool big kid hanging out with the teenagers.
pooryorickjournal : Voltron
momme2x : @michaelshinn
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Swinging cats decoration from the 1930s. More #Halloween history in the link in our profile: #MusHalloween #AccordionCat
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mmednicov : @bekahfin
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fox_historic_costume : Meow!
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scarllettfox : @fox_lemon ๐Ÿ’›
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48 years ago today: The National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded. A group of women, including Betty Friedan and Pauli Murray, established NOW at the Third Annual Conference of Commissions on the Status of Women in Washington, D.C. This button from our collection is from the 1960s. #TodayInHistory #WomensHistory
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milanclubphilly : @50centraise
rockflageagle : Let's bring back the ERA!
mayfayre : It's a shame that NOW has chosen to remain silent about the public abuse of some women, while overdramatizing the "plights" of others.
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224 years ago today: Eli Whitney applies for a patent for the cotton gin. This small model of his invention was part of his application. His invention used rotating brushes and teeth to remove the seeds from cotton. Southern plantation owners depended on slaves for labor-intensive crops such as tobacco, sugar, and cotton. As the demand for cotton increased in the early 1800s, the Southern cotton industry expanded dramatically, as did the system of slave labor it relied on. #TodayInHistory
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erikarain : Let's not forget Catherine Littlefield Greene; her support was instrumental to the success of Whitney's patent
erikarain : *his invention, rather
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rs4e : Boy, did this invention change the coarse of history
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amhistorymuseum : @erikarain Thanks! Good thoughts.
elincb1 : Best name ever
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The Scurlock Studio photographed life in DC's African American community. This is a photo of Agnes Thomas. We love her #flapper-style dress. #photography #nofilter #fashion
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10 years ago today: Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918, beating St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 in Game 4. For 23 years, Carl Yastrzemski wore the number 8 for the Boston Red Sox. He modified this helmet by cutting a hole in the right ear flap so he could hear the strike count more clearly. Batting helmets use this innovation today. #BaseballHistory #WorldSeries #HeyBatterBatter
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sarahfelts : Rough memories for this #STLCards fan.
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kbart36 : @sferullojr did u know this?!!
amhistorymuseum : @kelerr Thanks for sharing our photo! We appreciate it.
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