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National Museum of American History (U.S.)

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Works: 541 works in 726 publications in 1 language and 25,109 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition, pictorial works  Documentary films  Portraits 
Roles: Other
Classifications: E169.1, 782.10973074753
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Red, hot & blue : a Smithsonian salute to the American musical by Amy Henderson( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the Hollywood and Broadway musical from vaudeville to today's major revivals
The American presidency : a glorious burden( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how the presidency has changed, and how presidential administrations have shaped-and-been shaped by-relationships with the American people
InfoCulture : the Smithsonian book of information age inventions by Steven D Lubar( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legacies : collecting America's history at the Smithsonian by Steven D Lubar( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Smithsonian Institution has been America's museum since 1846. What do its vast collections - from the ruby slippers to a piece of Plymouth Rock, first ladies' gowns to patchwork quilts, a Model T Ford to a customized Ford LTD low rider - tell Americans about themselves? In this illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick tell the stories behind more than 250 of the museum's treasures, many of them never before photographed for publication. These stories not only reveal what America as a nation has decided to save and why but also speak to changing visions of national identity."--BOOK JACKET
The Truman presidency by Michael James Lacey( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of geomagnetism and a catalog of the collections of the National Museum of American History by Robert P Multhauf( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology in miniature : American textile patent models, 1819-1840 by Barbara Suit Janssen( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the move : transportation and the American story by Janet F Davidson( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of America in terms of the vehicles and transportation networks that transformed the nation, in a volume that encompasses a host of maps, artwork, artifacts, and period photography
Science and the arts in the Renaissance by John W Shirley( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington : picturing the promise( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly a century's worth of Scurlock photographs combine to form a searing portrait of a black Washington in all its guises - its challenges and its victories, its dignity and its determination. Beginning in the early twentieth century and continuing into the 1990s, Addison Scurlock, followed by his sons, Robert and George, used their cameras to document and celebrate a community unique in the world, and a stronghold in the history and culture of the nation's capital."--Inside jacket
Yesterday's tomorrows : past visions of the American future by Joseph J Corn( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Museum of American History
The spirit of invention : the story of the thinkers, creators, and dreamers who formed our nation by J. M Fenster( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated appreciation of America's spirit of invention, which introduces unique characters whose insistence on change for the better made America what it is today. This book is a fascinating examination of innovation as a driving characteristic of Americans from all eras and all walks of life. In this book we meet Gertrude Forbes, a sickly widow so poor she had to live in her aunt's attic, who overcame the odds to invent, among other things, an adjustable ironing board cover. We follow Cromwell Dixon, a fifteen-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, whose dreams of finding a way to fly inspired him to invent a bicycle-powered airship. We see John Dove, an African-American inventor, originating concepts integral to the compact disc. We learn about Purdue University, one of the earliest educational institutions to promote invention and engineering ideas. We eavesdrop on Thomas Edison in his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey, and also find out about the beginnings of film colorization, a controversial process that adds tint to film. And we read about Luther Burbank and how he revolutionized plant breeding. The book even reviews the invention of illegal devices such as the "light wand," which induced slot machines to pay out on every spin, and we are introduced to a poker player who invented a "holdout" that allowed him to conceal cards in a shirt sleeve during games
G. Washington, a figure upon the stage by Margaret Brown Klapthor( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buffalo Bill's Wild West warriors : a photographic history by Gertrude Käsebier by Michelle Anne Delaney( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated, photographic history of Native American performers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show
Smithsonian's great battles of the Civil War( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This critically acclaimed television and video series from the National Museum of American History is a sweeping and compelling look at the war's military, political and social history. Each episode features dramatic reenactments of important campaigns; first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses and participants read by distinguished actors; period photographs, paintings and artifacts; intriguing expert challenges to traditional historical thinking; original contemporary illustrations; computer enhanced maps; and music of the time
Piano 300 : celebrating three centuries of people and pianos by Cynthia A Hoover( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On March 8, 2000 the National Museum of American History opened Piano 300 in the Smithsonian's International Gallery in Washington, D.C. Celebrating the tricentennial of the piano's invention in Florence by Bartolomeo Cristofori, this remarkable exhibition was seen by more than 330,000 visitors from around the world during the course of a 20-month run. Part exhibition catalogue and part technical and social history of the piano, Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos presents the exhibition's highlights: the innovative craftsmen, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, teachers, performers, and composers who helped make the piano the most popular musical instrument of modern times. Written by Smithsonian curators Cynthia Adams Hoover, Patrick Rucker, and Edwin Good, this volume presents rare composers' manuscripts and first editions tracing the wealth and diversity of music inspired by the instrument. However, pride of place is given to the pianos themselves - those complex machines encased in handsome works of decorative art - including many from the Smithsonian's own distinguished Collection of Musical Instruments. Lavishly illustrated with more than 250 photographs, many in full color, Piano 300 captures the sweep and dimension of this highly successful tribute to one of Western culture's most beloved icons."--Back cover
American enterprise : a history of business in America( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does it mean to be an American? What are American ideas and values? American Enterprise, the companion book to a major exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, aims to answer these questions about the American experience through an exploration of its economic and commercial history. It argues that by looking at the intersection of capitalism and democracy, we can see where we as a nation have come from and where we might be going in the future.Richly illustrated with images of objects from the museum's collections, American Enterprise includes an early Thomas Edison light bulb, a wheat thresher, a Barbie doll, a Google server, and many other goods and services that have shaped American culture. Historical and contemporary advertisements are also featured, emphasizing the evolution of the relationship between producers and consumers over time. Interspersed in the historical narrative are essays from today's industry leaders--including Sheila Bair, Adam Davidson, Bill Ford, Sally Greenberg, Fisk Johnson, Hank Paulson, Richard Trumka, and Pat Woertz--that pose provocative questions about the state of contemporary American business and society. American Enterprise is a multi-faceted survey of the nation's business heritage and corresponding social effects that is fundamental to an understanding of the lives of the American people, the history of the United States, and the nation's role in global affairs"
Field to factory : Afro-American migration 1915-1940 by Spencer R Crew( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holidays on display by William L Bird( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planispheric astrolabes from the National Museum of American History by National Museum of American History (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Red, hot & blue : a Smithsonian salute to the American musical
Alternative Names

controlled identityMuseum of History and Technology (U.S.)

controlled identityNational Museum of American History (U.S.)

Amerika Rekishi Gijutsu Hakubutsukan

musée national d'histoire américaine

Museo Nacional de Historia Estadounidense

Museum Nasional Sejarah Amerika

Museum of American History

Museum of history and technology Washington, D.C.

Nacia Muzeo de Usona Historio

Nacionalinis Amerikos istorijos muziejus

National Museum of American History

National museum of history and technology Washington, D.C.

NMAH

Smithsonian Institution Museum of American History

Smithsonian institution National museum of American history

Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of History and Technology

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

United States Museum of American History

United States National Museum of American History

United States. National Museum of History and Technology

Washington (D.C.)

Washington (D.C.). National Museum of History and Technology

Washington National Museum of American History

Yhdysvaltain historian museo

Національний музей американської історії

המוזיאון הלאומי להיסטוריה אמריקנית

المتحف القومي للتاريخ الأمريكي

موزه ملی تاریخ آمریکا

نیشنل میوزیم آف امریکن ہسٹری

국립 미국사 박물관

アメリカ レキシ ギジュツ ハクブツカン

国立アメリカ歴史博物館

美国国家历史博物馆

美國國家歷史博物館

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English (107)

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The American presidency : a glorious burdenLegacies : collecting America's history at the SmithsonianThe Truman presidencyOn the move : transportation and the American storyThe Scurlock Studio and Black Washington : picturing the promiseThe spirit of invention : the story of the thinkers, creators, and dreamers who formed our nationBuffalo Bill's Wild West warriors : a photographic history by Gertrude KäsebierPiano 300 : celebrating three centuries of people and pianosHolidays on display