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.
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A psychological and cultural meditation about the unique experience of photobooth photographs, with notes about the NMAH Hall of Photography’s photobooth.
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.
A history of the Scurlock family studio and its significance for the African American community of Washington.
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.
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.
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.
On the author’s intellectual history.
Documented narrative history of the second U.S. manned spaceflight project during the 1960s.
Military technological change greatly influenced the course of European and American history in the 20th century.
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How anthropology and archaeology have dealt with war since the 19th century.
Women played important and indispensable military support roles in European and American armies from the 15th through the early 19th centuries.
The adoption of gunpowder weapons tended to strengthen central governments against regional powers.
In the 1920s, a Smithsonian exhibition of women's uniforms validated women's World War I contributions and expanded political roles.
Military concerns greatly influenced the development of engineering and engineering education in the 18th and 19th centuries, with important consequences for 19th-century industrialization.
Links between military and scientific institutions expanded and intensified during the 19th and 20th centuries.
On the historiography of military technology, including the role of museums.
Catalog of the West Point in the Making of America exhibition.
Overview of the development of American military technology, from colonial times to the present.
On the necessary and vital roles women served in supporting the activities of early modern armies.
Overview of relationships between science, engineering, and American military institutions, from colonial times to the present.
Relationships between women and military institutions altered radically from the mid-19th century to World War I, reflecting the changing social status of both women and the military.
On the interaction of industrial and military institutions from the 18th century to World War I