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American History Museum

@Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. #ObjectProject is now open! 2016 theme: participation. Hosted by Erin. Legal: si.edu/termsofuse
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This is a smoke helmet used by firefighters and rescuers in the 1890s. It was invented by hardware salesman Willis C. Vajen and his partner William Bader in the early 1890s for use as protection against smoke and fumes. ๐Ÿ”ฅ A small tank at the back of the helmet supplied air to the wearer, and it had a whistle on the front that was used to signal other rescuers. It was marketed for use in mining as well as firefighting. Shout out to the following history fans, who figured out this #MysteryObject in record time: @jbassett85, @inchsol, @bambooandblades, (and @firehousechef304 was close)! #HistoryMystery #MuseumLife #FirefightersDay #Firefighting #InternationalFirefightersDay
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amhistorymuseum : @battleshiptexas Thanks! The full video is now up on our YouTube channel and Facebook. :)
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Pop quiz! Correctly tell us what this historic object was used for and we'll give you a shout out in our post revealing the answer. Ready? Go! #MysteryObject #HistoryMystery #MuseumLife
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jackaroothecockapoo : Scuba diving mask!
ja_wubbe : The Rocketeer!
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omuahahaha : Riot control
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Did you learn to "mouse" in school? Today we got to play with this replica of a 1968 prototype mouse. In 1968, Douglas C. Engelbart and engineers at the the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, California, introduced the first design of the computer mouse. Previously, manipulation of on-screen environments had required light pens or keyboard strokes. Unwieldy though the mouse might appear, it significantly increased the accuracy of data entry, and become a popular addition to keyboard-based input. Gift of SRI International. #ComputerHistory #PlacesOfInvention @si_invention
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amhistorymuseum : @rockthecaduceus Thanks! See our Twitter for a few more photos.
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coloradogolden32 : What!? No Star Wars references today from the place where C3PO and R2D2 live? ;) loved seeing C3PO there on my last visit
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Big news today! We're launching a new initiative to collect, document, and preserve America's brewing history. Enjoy this sip of #BeerHistory, a cutaway drawing of a modern American brewery in 1948. ๐Ÿป While explaining the 15 points in the "careful, unhurried process" of brewing, the print advertises two entities: Armstrong Cork Company, which manufactured industrial insulation, and the United States Brewers Foundation. Armstrong's insulation products were used to control the critical functions of heating and cooling in the brewery, while the plant's modern equipment and processes would have been a point of pride for members of the Brewers Foundation. Image details: storage bins containing the malt and cereal, tanks containing water for mixing, the cooker that boiled the cereal to form the mash, and many more steps that end with the beer in the bottling plant. Archives Center, Walter H. Voigt Brewing Industry Collection, 1935-1967. ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #BrewingHistory #BrewingUpHistory #Beer #AdvertisingHistory #FoodHistory #SmithsonianFood #LibraryLibations
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tcreamer13 : Very neat exhibition idea!
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Enjoy some weekend travel? This 1883 Travelers’ Official Guide published by the National Railway Publication Company in New York inspires us to hit the rails and do some exploring. The cover showed the new zoned times that would govern railway travel, and inside were new standardized time tables. The year 1883 is when local times across North America (determined by the position of the sun) were consolidated into standardized time zones. This was convenient and safer because trains were less likely to collide if clocks were synchronized. #TravelHistory #Railroad #Trainspotting #Typography
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chrissspraguee : @amhistorymuseum Can this be viewed online. I would be really interested in reading this.
amhistorymuseum : @chrissspraguee Yes! Check it out in our collections database: http://s.si.edu/chrissspraguee You can even zoom in on it there.
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It's #NationalBikeMonth! ๐Ÿšฒ This 1880s-1890s bicycle lamp has red and green side lenses to designate left and right, just as many boats do. Lamps like this one would have burned kerosene with a cotton wick. As bicycles became a popular way for young adults to travel away from home and meet up with friends, lamps allowed them to pedal off to socialize unsupervised even after sunset. #ObjectProject
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amhistorymuseum : @culture_list Thanks!
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Happy Jewish American Heritage Month. this carved plaque section of a Torah ark was made in the late 19th or early 20th century. It's from a Philadelphia synagogue. Decorative Torah arks like this one were found in synagogues around the country and are most likely a link to the elaborately carved decorations of their former synagogues in Europe. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #JewishAmericanHeritage #JewishHistory
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vien605 : It has been said that this is how Leonard Nimoy came up with his "Live long and prosper" gesture; something from his cultural heritage.
leighleigh5000 : The shape of the hand looks like the Hebrew letter Shin which is the first letter of one of the names for God, Shidai. Both hands are raised like this when done by the Cohanim for a priestly blessing
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A spooky (and somewhat realistic) scene from our behind-the-scenes iPad game "Ripped Apart: A Civil War Mystery," a perfect activity for today's gloomy weather. In the free iPad game, go behind the scenes to find clues, decipher documents, and explore "cartes de visite" photographs from our Civil War collection. It's best for players ages 13+ and can be found in the app store. ๐Ÿ•ธโ˜ ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŒง #CivWarGame #iPadGame #HistoryMystery #MuseumJobs #MuseumLife
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amhistorymuseum : @train_g_style Yep, sorry! The tech most used by schools.
amhistorymuseum : @bluepicts Not yet!
amhistorymuseum : @hsealbreslin Yep, sorry! We went with the device most used in schools.
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Happy almost May Day! ๐ŸŒท This 1942 photograph from our Scurlock Studio collection shows a young girl being crowned May Queen. Did you know that relatively few Americans celebrated May Day until the late 19th century? Wealthy reformers spearheaded the holiday's resurgence as a traditional spring holiday, organizing festivals at women's colleges and encouraging educators to hold special dances for their students. By the 20th century, May Day celebrations were a common sight in the nation's schools and parks. Learn more on our blog. (Click the link in our profile: http://s.si.edu/MayDay) #MayDay #Maypole #SpringFlowers
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Charm-Kurl Supreme Cold Wave Home Permanent Kit from our Medicine and Science collection. What's your favorite beauty product of times past? #FashionHistory #CosmeticsHistory #CurlyHair #Ephemera #HairCare
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amhistorymuseum : @dayna_rising Thanks for sharing this memory with us! Gott achieve that firm hold.
darei2dream : I miss Loreal Color Pulse. It worked great. Non permanent mouse that washed out gradually. It just faded away from the shelf. ๐Ÿ˜
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