American History Museum

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Real stories. Real stuff. Terms of use:
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This is "John Bull," one of the earliest steam locomotives in the US. Imported from England in 1831, it carried passengers from New York to Philadelphia in five hours—a trip that took two days by road. It has been on display since we opened in 1964. (Yep, we're 50!) #trainstagram #trainspotters #nmah50
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thehistorygirlnj : Assembled in Bordentown, NJ and ran on the Camden and Amboy Railroad. #njhistory
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107 years ago today: The "Nation's Number One Singing Cowboy" Gene Autry is born in Tioga, Texas. This is a 1938 recording of some of his "cowboy songs." His first big hit was "That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine" in 1931. He went on to make 635 recordings as well as many feature films. Sounds like a good day to follow @theautry on Instagram! #yehaw
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theautry : Big day for us! Thanks! 🐴
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atosha : Beautiful design too
leighleigh5000 : Could you do another post that includes audio for those of us who were not around then? @amhistorymuseum
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150 years ago today: The Battle of Chaffin's Farm is fought. During the battle, African American soldier Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood seized the colors after two color bearers had been shot down, and bore them nobly through the battle. The 23-year-old soldier was awarded this Medal of Honor, becoming one of 25 African Americans to receive the Medal of Honor during the Civil War. #CivilWar #heroism
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americainplay : Great moment in history! @amhistorymuseum follow us on our journey as we explore #amhist too
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It's World Heart Day. This is a prototype of a defibrillator invented by Dr. Claude Beck to save lives of heart patients.
donnacupcake : awesome!!
donnacupcake : what year is this??
baileyfeb10 : @topherdo
dittrickmuseum : Claude Beck was on the faculty of Western Reserve University when he developed the defibrillator. We have the original 1949 prototype in our collection!
iceman42o : Wow
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zachward1 : @jnholmes @mrrobes
damagedbutinvigorated : Wow! My defibrillator is a LOT different! Thank goodness for advancements!
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Today in 1941: Pres. Franklin Roosevelt attends the launching of the first Liberty ship.  #todayinhistory
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karinelson03 : @lizteitz speaking of BOATS
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map614 : @jax_history
gilllayla : xx♥♡
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225 years ago today: Thomas Jefferson is appointed America's first Secretary of State. Like this desk, featuring a hinged writing board and locking drawer? Jefferson designed it himself and wrote the Declaration of Independence on it. #FoundingFathersOfficeSupplies #todayinhistory
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natsray : coooooooool
leighleigh5000 : Yes, I do like it
ginasjewelrybox : Love the hashtag! 🇺🇸 @amhistorymuseum
dixie_lynn : @jbuz04
melboogers : This is awesome! : One of the treasures I love to see when I visit every year : Love history!
mamacita_cass : @patrickcolletti this is amazing and beautiful!
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It's #ComicBookDay! This one is about baseball player Jackie Robinson: "I heard this Robinson's going to play ball on a white team!" says one character in the first panel of this page of the comic book. "That's a dirty shame!" says another. "If he comes here, we'll run him out of town!" Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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noh6 : I'm very proud to say that I'm from Cairo, Ga. Birth place of Jackie Robinson
dpcrn : @sethprimeurbina it mentions comic books so thought you'd be interested
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Peek behind the scenes: the whip used by Indiana Jones, the Batarang, and other artifacts ranging from sports to the movies. #randomdrawer #behindthescenes
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kerpoweeepop : @jacmacandsneeze HOW DID I MISS THAT?
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eberum : Thanks for sharing! Brought back memories of when I saw these in person while interning in '02. 😀 @amhistorymuseum
maializzie : @goofyfoot61 *whip crack noise*
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ernievc : Wait, is that batarang from "Batman and Robin"?...NOOOO!
jenacallahan23 : @jg.artist
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Did you know that Grover was once green? Here's the original Muppet getting some care in our conservation lab. Today is Jim Henson's birthday. Aside from his Muppet creations, do you like "Dark Crystal" or "Fraggle Rock" best? And have you heard of his Wilkins Coffee commercials? (Google it!) #JimHenson #Skeksis #worriesforanotherday
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ferbfletcherflynn : @lhyork74 @bigapple337 @dmhenderson1 I did not know Grover was green at one time!
gimmemountains : @cowscantgodownstairs getcha old on!
gabrielainesz : @manuelajimenezr, muéstrale a Ho'o
erikajobrown : FRAGGLE ROCK
rachforbes1 : @courtneypatching get your grover on!
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thewillwinn : The Storyteller!
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If you guessed that the #historicgoop from our previous post was deodorant, you're correct! In the early 1900s, cities were thriving, and people flocked to jobs in offices, factories, and department stores—sometimes in close quarters. City dwellers quickly became aware of body odor and deodorant became a popular product. This Riker's Deodor from the 1920s will be in #ObjectProject, opening in July 2015. Click the link in our profile to see how our (very fragrant) intern made it and what it smelled like! Good job @kjwalker27!
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chelsea_noel : @wildideas you've got your own brand!
mark1in_ : Because who wouldn't want to smell like Rikers? (prison in New York City)
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