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American History Museum

The @Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Hosted by Erin. Our theme for 2015: innovation and American History! Legal: si.edu/termsofuse
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#TBT to that time we conserved a 35-ton "stabile" by Alexander Calder in the collection of @americanartmuseum Here's what that entailed: taking it apart, replacing 1,200 bolts, re-painting with special paint developed by the U.S. Army Research Lab and the National Gallery of Art, and moving it back to its original location on the side of our building. You can now see #Gwenfritz, named after Calder's patron Gwendolyn Cafritz, through the windows of our new West Wing. The #sculpture is part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection and was acquired in 1969 as a gift of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. #ThrowbackThursday #Conservation #artwatchers #musejobs #museumjobs
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aunigelles : Looks great in its new setting!
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Did you know we have a Victory Garden? Join us for an evening of #FoodHistory talks, garden tours, delicious food, and cocktails on September 17. #FoodInTheGarden tickets go fast. Get yours here: s.si.edu/foodgarden (Link in profile.) ๐ŸŒธ And thank you, @smithsoniangardens for your amazing work! #DCfood #DCevents #DCgarden #dcfoodporn
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The names of 12 children appear on this card from 1809. In a town outside Boston, Dr. Amos Holbrook needed to prove that the smallpox vaccine worked. The public was skeptical and the disease was dangerous. As a public demonstration, these 12 kids were inoculated and then exposed to smallpox. None of them became ill. Word spread that the vaccine was safe and effective, a public health victory. Each kid received a special certificate explaining the experiment and praising the vaccine. #HistMed #MedHist #PublicHealth #Vaccination #History
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amhistorymuseum : @zerahlynne Thank you, Boston, for having a rich medical history! :)
elipdx73 : I stand by my statement.
watercolorblue : @zerahlynne ๐Ÿ˜ฎwow I didn't know. Ole Cotton got a lot of bad press didn't he? ๐Ÿ‘ต
thoms77 : @thebriggs look at the names
thebriggs : Don't worry guys it worked
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amhistorymuseum : @thebriggs Thanks for that! :)
amhistorymuseum : @mollythemick Just heard from the curator. The parents of the kids listed here were witnesses of the experiment and signed off on it. They appear to be fairly regularly families in the community and to have participated voluntarily. Research is ongoing!
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This harpsichord was made in Italy in 1693. The maker is unknown, but there are theories. The interior of the lid is especially beautiful, with fantastical creatures and other scenes. Restored to playing condition, it is currently in use at concerts and on recordings by the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society. ๐ŸŽถ #MusicMonday #History #ClassicalMusic #PastaNight
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yrufollowingtmp : @candipauls391 gorgeous
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niayugalih : @kubiyahkhildun, Wow very nice...
_blackwatch : made in Italy, American history?
amhistorymuseum : @nclarkp Research indicates that this harpsichord could be the work of Joannes Baptista Giusti. But we aren't sure! More to learn. :)
amhistorymuseum : @_blackwatch Yep! Before we were the "National Museum of American History" we were the "Museum of History and Technology," which had a more international focus. Our music collections maintain that. Global representation is good in certain areas--our ceramics collections, for example.
amhistorymuseum : @_blackwatch "Why do we have this?" is always an interesting question. I'm often surprised how and why things end up here. :)
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Today in 1985: Jack G. Copeland, M.D., performs the first authorized bridge to organ transplant operation. The patient, 25 year old Michael Drummond, lived with this Jarvik-7 artificial heart for nine days until a donor heart could be implanted. ๐Ÿ˜ทโค๏ธ #MedHist #HistMed #Innovation #TodayInHistory
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bigpoppyscotty : So let's credit the designer and / or engineer of this artificial heart the special item they built with an intelligent mind. However, let's credit the GREATER mind and designer/engineer of the much better and longer lasting human heart for what was created.
crazedlittletoaster : @opuskatherine I thought these were minions at first.
amhistorymuseum : @crazedlittletoaster@opuskatherine Ha!
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Today in 1963: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom takes place on the National Mall. By the end of the day, an estimated 250,000 people participated in the march. They carried signs, sang civil rights anthems, waded in the Reflecting Pool, and listened to the speeches. In this photo, people board buses in Wisconsin to head to Washington, D.C., to be part of the march. That means today is the 52nd anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What's your favorite part of the speech? ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #AmericanHistory #TodayInHistory #IHaveADream
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brecaju : "Now is time" When he says all the part of "I have a dream" he doesn't read, he is touching, a true leader, great speech!
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Silver print of a Ray K. Metzker photograph titled "Man in a Boat." Metzker invented new ways to investigate the formal aspects of photography. He'd spend extensive time in the darkroom, experimenting with processes that may never lead to a finished project. He often eliminated information in the photograph to focus on light and shadow, line and form. From our Photo History Collection. ๐Ÿ“ท #NoFilter #Photography #BlackAndWhite
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This toilet bowl from around 1900 is on display in #ObjectProject. We don't think about them much today, but toilets are an everyday thing that really changed American life. Many municipalities got sewage systems in the 1880s as understanding of "germ theory" spread. By the 1890s, wash-down siphon models pouring 5-7 gallons of water became more common. But what about toilet paper? Rolled, perforated paper was first patented in the late 1870s. By the 1890s, it came on tubes like today. So if you ever build a time machine, think really hard before setting the dial to pre-1890s! ๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿšน๐Ÿšบ #ToiletHistoryTuesday #JustKidding #DrWho #TARDIS #Plumbing #Innovation
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az_snapschotts : Oh mama said they would just draw one eleven on the wall!
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amhistorymuseum : @martha.chapin You're welcome. Should we do a series of #IfYouGoTimeTraveling posts?
amhistorymuseum : @ayatolajchow Thanks! :)
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Disability rights activist Justin Dart Jr., wore this Stetson hat, cowboy boots, and Americans with Disabilities Act button to the White House on July 26, 1990. He sat with President Bush as he signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law on the White House lawn, a triumphant moment in #DisabilityHistory. Saturday is Justin's 85 birthday and we're honoring his memory with a special volunteer opportunity: let's add more #disability content to #Wikipedia. It's the first place many people go when seeking information and many disability-related articles could use your help. Join our virtual event as a chance to learn to edit Wikipedia (I did, it's not hard!) or the help increase knowledge about this important history: http://s.si.edu/editathon ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ€ #Haberdashery #Boots #Politics #Reform #History #HappyBirthdayJustin
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When British troops marched into Washington, DC, during the #WarOf1812, 201 years ago today, they set off a wave of fear by burning iconic symbols of the young capital city: the White House and Capitol Building. Residents feared for their lives as well as for the fate of their nation. A piece of timber from this fateful day was uncovered in 1950, when the White House was undergoing a renovation during Pres. Truman's administration. Learn more about how this relic was saved on our blog. Link in profile. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง #History #Firefighting #WashingtonDC #DChistory #WhiteHouse #Souvenir
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auntie_ : Are you going to delete my post if my comment is "limey bastards!"? Cuz they were. ๐Ÿ˜‡
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