Illustrated blog in Smithsonian Collections Blog. A reflection about photographs of Eddie "Rochester" Anderson and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in Clyde Stauffer's snapshot album, compiled during travels to V.F.W. posts.
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A description of Barbara Beirne's aims in interviewing and photographing a number of energetic, courageous Appalachian women and how these documents highlight important aspects of Appalachian cultural, social, and economic history.
A description of the Archives Center's photographic collections, policies, and programs, with emphasis on major recent acquisitions, such as the Scurlock Studio Records.
A summary of the history of the Scurlock Studio and a description of the the Museum's Scurlock collection, with remarks about conservation challenges, especially regarding deteriorating acetate negatives.
A critical appraisal of the influence of diarist and surrealist Anais Nin on the films of her husband Ian Hugo. Nin served as muse, model, actress, and collaborator in inspiring Hugo to become a creative artist.
The text of a paper delivered at a conference on tourism details the ways in which commercially published stereographs were used to simulate travel experiences, 1895-1921.
The text of a paper delivered at a conference on tourism analyzes the goals of tourists when visiting museums as part of a sight-seeing ritual.
This essay describes the influence of Hahn's graduate school photography professor, Henry Holmes Smith, on her early work, including her revival of "obsolete" photographic processes such as gum-bichromate. Her technical and aesthetic experiments are described.
A psychological and cultural meditation about the unique experience of photobooth photographs, with notes about the NMAH Hall of Photography’s photobooth.
A history of the Scurlock family studio and its significance for the African American community of Washington.
On several key objects in an exhibition on submarines in the Cold War and how they contributed to the exhibition theme
Until the 19th century, North American Indians successfully confined European settlement to the area east of the Appalachians and south of the Great Plains by adapting European technology and exploiting European enmities.
Graphic images of women in military settings document women's changing military roles from the 16th century through World War I.
On the unusual organization of the exhibition team, stressing its efforts to display nuclear submarine development and operations in the context of the Cold War.
Annotated bibliography of works published before 1967.
Includes author, title, and subject indexes, with annotation for all articles.
On the author’s intellectual history.
Women played important and indispensable military support roles in European and American armies from the 15th through the early 19th centuries.
Military technological change greatly influenced the course of European and American history in the 20th century.
Military concerns greatly influenced the development of engineering and engineering education in the 18th and 19th centuries, with important consequences for 19th-century industrialization.
How anthropology and archaeology have dealt with war since the 19th century.
On the historiography of military technology, including the role of museums.
The adoption of gunpowder weapons tended to strengthen central governments against regional powers.
Overview of the development of American military technology, from colonial times to the present.
Links between military and scientific institutions expanded and intensified during the 19th and 20th centuries.