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Nabisco ad from around 1900 promoting its sealed package. It was great for rainy canoe rides, apparently. Whatever your weather may bring, we hope you have a history-filled weekend. N. W. Ayer Advertising Agency Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. #niceraincoat #foodhistory #foodfriday
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americanantiquarian : @cadeoverton, your childhood camping trips, perhaps?
monarchs35 : Ugly
cadeoverton : @americanantiquarian haha, pretty much!
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marypaton : 💙✨great picture!
deerpond : This is wonderful advertising!!!
ferfrias : @diegucho940 a quién se parece?
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Today in 1963: This aerial photograph of construction progress on the Museum of History and Technology (now us) is taken. When we opened 50 years ago, we were the first modern building on the National Mall. #DC #museum #NationalMall #NMAH50
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msexton1227 : What is the building behind you in the shape of two C's?
amhistorymuseum : @msexton1227 That's our friends @EPAgov
ikinrueff : High point of our DC trip. Thanks @amhistorymuseum!
amhistorymuseum : @ikinrueff Why thank so much! We're thrilled that you had a good time.
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Today in 1963: Martin Luther King, Jr., gives his "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This cap was there. It was worn by Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. #CivilRights #TodayInHistory
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liveloudlovelean : @ralphlauren can we get a concept design polo with this logo on either the front or the back!!! #please It would be lovely!
tyneswedish : Oh my god I want this. I would wear it all the time.
wesleyyoung95 : @orchid6661 show this to dad, please :)
smezzerae : @churrr0 YES!!!!
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Hi. This is Erin. I manage the museum's Instagram account. Today is #InstaMuseum Day and museum staffers around the world want to know: what do YOU want to see from museums in your Instagram feed? I want to thank all 30,891 of you for following, commenting, and clicking the <3 button. Your witty comments make me laugh, your interesting questions make me curious, and your love for World War II history, Swedish Chef, and Robin Williams warms my heart. If you like quirky old stuff, we recommend you follow: Smithsonian Libraries @silibraries Smithsonian traveling exhibitions @sitesEXHIBITIONS North Carolina Museum of History @NCmuseumhistory What are your favorite museums on Instagram?
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amhistorymuseum : @jasmynebirch Good recommendation!
amhistorymuseum : @theaterpixie Will do!
atrumb : @amhistorymuseum good to know! I love what y'all do, was just trying to think of other things! Ty!!
amhistorymuseum : Thanks, @ferbfletcherflynn Will do! :)
amhistorymuseum : @danielgross Thanks so much :)
amhistorymuseum : @leighleigh5000 And we always appreciate your comments! Keep it up.
amhistorymuseum : @atrumb What would be awesome is if we COULD put everything on display. But then you'd have to spend the night because there'd be too much to see.
amhistorymuseum : @katerz1 Will do. The work of our conservators is especially cool.
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DC foodies, we have to tell you something: the place to be on Thursday evenings in September is our placid Victory Garden. Among the pink hibiscus, we'll eat garden fresh food, drink frisky gin cocktails, sample local cider, and explore fascinating topics in maritime food history. Local butterflies have voted it their #1 happy hour destination and we think you'll agree. But here's the thing: tickets are going fast. To keep our greens from getting trampled, we've got limited space. Grab tickets for yourself and a friend soon: Click "Events." #foodhistory #foodinthegarden #dc
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studentsofhistory : This sounds amazing and actually worth the drive from Ashburn (which is saying something)! 🍹🍴🍸
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We're ready for the Emmys! Our favorite Emmy winner is Julia Child, who took home a Daytime Emmy in 1996 for "In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs." It was the first of three cooking series filmed in her home kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts. #Emmys #foodhistory
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200 years ago today: DC goes up in flames as the British attack. But wait... what about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? How'd they survive the fires? A few speedy clerks stuffed these important records (plus the military papers of George Washington) into linen bags and fled to Leesburg, Virginia, about 35 miles outside of Washington. These important documents remained locked in a cellar until it was safe to bring them back to the city. Image: "Capture of the City of Washington," August 1814. (National Archives Identifier 531090). #Warof1812 #undaunted1814 #paperwork
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botfly69 : 45 years ago today I was born.
axb84 : @abruptmodulation fyi
yoderama : Wow!
amhistorymuseum : @botfly69 Happy birthday!
botfly69 : Thank You!
tinabean_ : Library geeks always save the day!
amhistorymuseum : @tinabean_ Way to go, library geeks! That was solid.
rareamericana : @amhistorymuseum Coincidence 100 years separates two American wars traditionally often "forgotten" - Ty for the reminder of this one.
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This piece of White House timber is thought to be from the British burning of Washington on August 24, 1814. President James and First Lady Dolley Madison fled before the structure went up in flames. Only the exterior walls survived the attack. #warof1812 #dc
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rmdurkz : Wow. 200 years ago today. Hard to imagine that we were still at war with Britain. Then 100 years later, we were allies in World War 1. That's crazy!
amhistorymuseum : @rmdurkz Indeed!
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Cherrystone clams, roast ribs, and plum pudding! Today in 1923: First class passengers dined from this menu on a voyage aboard the steamship Leviathan. Built in Germany in 1914, the ship was seized by the US government during World War I and operated as a troopship. After the war, it became the flagship of the United States Lines. In addition to 15 butchers, 20 bakers, and assorted plate washers, the ship had one bugler to call first-class passengers to dinner. Despite all this attention to delicious food, the Leviathan didn't put to see with any bartenders or wine stewards. Why? Prohibition. #luxurytravel #noboozecruise
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beauhatcher : Classic united states. "Ours now"
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ukkylie : You mean "put to sea" right?
amhistorymuseum : @ukkylie Indeed! Oops.
apartfromyou : @amhistorymuseum did you know its sister vessel in the United States Lines, the #ssunitedstates is laid up at Pier 8 in Philadelphia? It needs salvation, hint hint.
jann_a_rama : Prohibition was worldwide?
amhistorymuseum : @apartfromyou Yes, thanks! We've been following the story.
amhistorymuseum : @jann_a_rama It didn't put to sea with any bartenders or wine stewards--but that doesn't necessarily mean it didn't acquire a few later. :)
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Today in 1956: Pres. Eisenhower & Vice President Nixon are nominated for second terms by the Republican Party. This Eisenhower campaign potholder is from the 1952 campaign. #todayinhistory #presidentialkitchengear
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ediblegovernment : Fantastic
letootell : @hannahspector didn't you receive a potholder or 2 at some point?
hannahspector : @letootell yes from Howard Berman!
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porkchopski : @rondeaushow I bet you would buy this.
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