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@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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Claire McCardell dress, 1950s. This was considered a cool, casual, and carefree style for the postwar American woman and homemaker. Made of cotton gingham with plastic buttons and belt, it was attainable style that was also functional: frocks like this one had pockets and were intended to stay looking fresh all day. Known for the "American Look," McCardell's ready-to-wear designs were more affordable and easygoing than the high fashions of Paris. #ObjectProject #FashionWeek #ReadyToWear #FiftiesFashion #NYFW #NYFW16
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jacks1508 : Beautiful - I would wear that now ❀️
mmmeganmyers : @1974runner yes. I think I'd look pretty cute n country in that!
1974runner : Oh Mrs. Myers your so country @mmmeganmyers
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chipkat : @katiekozy19 I love this dress.
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heathermeagan : @moonofpluto I LOVE this. I would buy it in a heartbeat.
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During World War I, women in the American Library Association donned this uniform, perfect for #HatsInTheLibrary Day. If you love #haberdashery, check out that hashtag. Tip of the hat to whoever started it! See also: @PrattInstituteArchives @um_spec_coll @worcesterhistoricalmuseum @raunerlibrary πŸ‘’πŸŽ©πŸŽ“πŸ‘‘β›‘ #Millinery #Headgear #FashionHistory #WorldWarI
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alexmatzke : library uniform ma! @amatzke
rickerlibraryui : Love the history behind this!
girlsatlibrary : So cool @nooceaninkansas !! Thanks!
americanantiquarian : Oh! So fantastic! We have a not-so-secret longing for the return of hats. This one is amazing! Thank you for both preserving this and for posting today for the challenge!
americanantiquarian : #wewouldwearthat
heid_6 : @thinkhistoryy
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Human hair pattern in a gold ring? Yep! During the gold rush of the mid-1800s, many Americans joined in the gold fever by purchasing inexpensive jewelry. This ring, made between 1840 and 1890, features a braided hair pattern that would have had a special appeal to Americans at the time. During the Victorian period, hair jewelry was often made by women as a parlor activity, similar to crocheting or knitting. The use of hair appealed to a sense of Victorian sentimentality, of keeping a loved one close, and was used in brooches, rings, necklaces, and wall décor. Valentine's Day is big business, so our #BusinessHistory team is bringing you a few of their favorite Valentine's gifts and love tokens for the next few days. Stay tuned for more #LoveHistory! πŸ’πŸ’‡πŸ’‹πŸ’— #Gold #Jewelry #Hair #VictorianSentimentality #VintageJewelry
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amhistorymuseum : @rachelolenick Nice! Do you think it could make a comeback?
amhistorymuseum : @sfplbookarts A wreath! Wow. Hair is certainly an impressive material for inspired artists. :)
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eastons_gimmie : @aehames Cool
rachelolenick : @amhistorymuseum with #janeausten fans, you never know! @peopleslight
_jessreadsbooks : @yourarf goddamnit!
vipares : @amhistorymuseum pretty sure there are hair wreaths in Domestic Life and watch chains in Costume
liketomakeprettythings : @lucky_luc85 Agreed!
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Rise, soap up, and shine! Peacock soap from Paris, Tennessee. Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina. #FashionHistory #Cosmetics #BeautyHistory #Peacock
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currentlyj : @thepatrioticpeacock thought of you!!!
juancabelloarribas : Muito Xingú @estudioxingu
sfplbookarts : #birdbrain
bluelikechagall : My spirit animal! πŸ’™ This looks so glittery!
amhistorymuseum : @bluelikechagall We have the Golden Peacock Shampoo as well, for that extra shimmer in your golden locks. ;)
jackaroothecockapoo : Wow, been to Paris, TN a lot, my Dad was born there.
amhistorymuseum : @jackaroothecockapoo Cool! See any evidence of American cosmetics history there?
jackaroothecockapoo : Actually not that I remember, they've got some great antique shops though. Being from CA I shipped a lot home, their shops are much cheaper than ours!
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Pass the snacks! (Oh and the football is nice, too.) This is a page from "Cooking with Fritos" from the 1960s. C. E. Doolin of San Antonio, Texas, purchased a recipe and equipment for making the chips by hand from Gustavo Olguin in 1932. Doolin imagined Fritos as a side dish or ingredient. His mother Daisy Dean developed all kinds of recipes, from Fritos chili pie to Fritos Chocolate Cookies. #SuperBowl #SB50 #GameDay #GameDaySnacks #FoodHistory #SmithsonianFood #Fritos (Image credit: AC1263-0000010, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.)
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lmohn82 : @traceymohn did grandma Jean have this cook book?
lehighpaper1 : Awesome.
melissajoy89 : @whattheschell5
leighleigh5000 : Fritos Chocolate Cookies - no, just no
marylivadas : @bixbyandbirch -- more inspo for Justin's dip!
vagliard : I'm getting these recipes for next year's celebration @mkopelson
darei2dream : πŸ‘#ilovefritos
handmadeoboereeds : Delicious
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Is this a #SuperBowl? Well, it's a 17th century apothecary tureen. This #SuperTureen may be from Urbino, Italy, and was made in the 17th century. While our main focus is American history, our Bristol-Myers Squibb European Apothecary Collection provides a window into the world of medicine centuries before the discovery of antibiotics and sterilization. These objects came to the United States National Museum in 1945 and came to us after we opened in 1964. πŸ’Šβš—πŸ’‰πŸˆ #Ceramics #SuperBowl50 #Apothecary #MedSci #MedHist #HistMed #Turquoise
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kimmcd22 : @mcdermottkevinp need to see this collection!!!
amhistorymuseum : @kimmcd22 @mcdermottkevinp Sorry, not currently on display. But our "Science of Glass" display includes some interesting #medicalhistory objects you might like!
kimmcd22 : Bummer! But Science of Glass sounds interesting, too!
rklopfer : Yes, yes...science of glass. sounds very cool indeed. Plus interesting "bowl" for medicine. I imagine the very wealthy could afford 'medicine" and the rest of us had to make due with long standing traditions.
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Isn't it wonderful that we set aside a day to celebrate the super bowls of world history? Made around 1735, this #SuperBowl boasts images of Königstein Fortress and Sonnenstein castle, both near Dresden, Germany. What's inside? Another miniature landscape, probably imaginary, surrounded by elaborate scrollwork in purple and gold. This "rinsing" bowl could have been used to take the last dregs of a beverage before a cup was rinsed and refilled. But it's is likely that a service of this kind was not much used in a practical sense, but put on display for admiration. And we certainly admire it. β˜•οΈπŸˆ #SuperBowl50 #Bowls #Tea #Coffee #FoodHistory #Meissen #Porcelain
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clarissarborges : @allison_grenda @giuliarosem ok Allison, it's bowl related, so what's the analysis!?
instawolff : It's the super bowl? @reidjewett @kdswinehart
amhistorymuseum : @ms_theladyj Why thanks! What about the #SuperTureen we just posted? :)
londonaftrmidn1 : Now this is an interesting super bowl! Love the informative take on today's festivities!πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
pbscliblw : So lovely
allison_grenda : @clarissarborges @giuliarosem well it was only used for display...but it is a bowl, so I'll take it! πŸ˜‚
amhistorymuseum : londonaftrmidn1 Thanks! :)
hiimthemaam : Truly a Super BowlπŸ’šβ€οΈ
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This is a concrete chunk of street corner from a DIY curb cut. Activists took hammers to the corner because the city had discontinued its curb-reduction program and people trying to get up impassable curbs had been hit by cars. The protest launched the disability rights group ADAPT. Every time you leave your home to go anywhere, you are using public transportation resources. Walk on a sidewalk? Drive a car on a public road? Take a subway to work? Fly to visit family far away? Transportation infrastructure is an extremely orchestrated and managed network of movement that is critical to every person. Equal access to transportation has been major element of the Civil Rights and Disability Rights movements. —Joan, ACLS Fellow #Infrastructure #PublicUtilities #AmericaParticipates #DisabilityHistory #TransportationHistory #CivilRights
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eric_long : ^not the same
amhistorymuseum : @lynella.from.riverside Very welcome! Thanks for following along. :)
crocodilicious : When was was this happening and what city is this from?
ohio_cars_parts_forsale : Considering our tax dollars pay for the use of these paved surfaces we should have access regardless of our Mobil status I.E. walking driving, wheel chair, Running etc...
jenroit : @dancenycjcomm
amhistorymuseum : @crocodilicious Denver, 1978. Thanks for asking. :)
paomiamifl : This should be more publicized! Thank you for this @amhistorymuseum as a disabled, wheelchair user living in Miami, I can't tell you the number of times I've needed to use street ramps BLOCKED BY VEHICLES and/or people who could perfectly go on the side. I've often had to go a whole block down, in Miami's HORRIFIC heat, to be able to use another ramp and cross the street because a vehicle had blocked the one closest to me at the moment. It doesn't seem to change. Elevators? Same problem. People don't seem to be conscious of the fact that disabled people simply CANNOT use the stairs (not even the electric ones) to go up/down. I'm often in situations where elevators are filled with people going up/down ONE FLOOR, and I am late almost always because of this. People don't seem to care, it makes me angry but mostly sad. Sad to see that even though ADA exists, we are still mostly invisible to people. @paosworldotcom have you seen this?
paomiamifl : @amhistorymuseum even in emergencies, when there are fire sirens going off, I'm often left waiting to go down because people choose to go down the elevator. I mean, Jesus, I have NO OTHER WAY OUT! πŸ˜•
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Made in England for the American market, this creamware jug commemorates the first census of the United States taken in 1790. Celebrating a census with a fancy jug? Yep! It's hard to make decisions about improving citizens' lives if you don't know how many of them there are. Where should we build a new road? Do we need more power lines on the north or south side of town? For the next two weeks, Joan, a fellow from the American Council of Learned Societies, will be sharing objects from our collection that relate to the infrastructure of participation—the networks we rely on to learn, play, and connect with other people. #Infrastructure #PublicUtilities #AmericaParticipates #FlintWater #TransportationHistory #CivilRights #HistoricJugs #UScensus
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jeffkelliott : @cheasa Is there an 1890 version?
amhistorymuseum : @mcswain4077 We don't have an exact date besides "around 1790." Sorry!
leighleigh5000 : Welcome Joan
mcswain4077 : @amhistorymuseum No worries. Thanks for answering my question.
amhistorymuseum : @mcswain4077 What we do know: The first census, undertaken by U.S. marshals on horseback, recorded 3.9 million inhabitants in these categories: heads of families, free white males sixteen and older, free white males younger than sixteen, free white females, all other free persons (by sex and color), and slaves.
amhistorymuseum : @leighleigh5000 πŸ˜€
mcswain4077 : @amhistorymuseum Thanks. It makes sense now, but I didn't realize the census changed so much regarding age, gender, and race.
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For the Super Bowl's 50th, we're going full retro. Wanna come over and watch on our portable set from the 1950s? #ObjectProject #FoodHistory #SmithsonianFood #SuperBowl50 #GameDay
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attic_gold : @amhistorymuseum - fun! I remember appraising one of these portables (General Electric) that was a lovely terra cotta color & weighed a mere 32 pounds for our show on the DIY Network. Apparently, this television was interesting enough for television πŸ˜‰
seamartin3 : Had one like this!
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amhistorymuseum : @iceman.420 Love those commercials. It's fun to see how much advertising has evolved. Our #BusinessHistory exhibit has some great examples of that.
amhistorymuseum : @attic_gold Awesome! 32 pounds is portable but I wouldn't want to lug it all over! ;)
amhistorymuseum : @seamartin3 Turquoise frame?
iceman.420 : @amhistorymuseum I'll have to come check it out
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