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 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.
On several key objects in an exhibition on submarines in the Cold War and how they contributed to the exhibition theme
Overview of U.S. nuclear weapons development from World War II to the present.
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.
Documented narrative history of the second U.S. manned spaceflight project during the 1960s.
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.
How anthropology and archaeology have dealt with war since the 19th century.
Includes author, title, and subject indexes, with annotation for all articles.
On the author’s intellectual history.
The adoption of gunpowder weapons tended to strengthen central governments against regional powers.
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.
Links between military and scientific institutions expanded and intensified during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Catalog of the West Point in the Making of America exhibition.
Military concerns greatly influenced the development of engineering and engineering education in the 18th and 19th centuries, with important consequences for 19th-century industrialization.
On the historiography of military technology, including the role of museums.
In the 1920s, a Smithsonian exhibition of women's uniforms validated women's World War I contributions and expanded political roles.
On the necessary and vital roles women served in supporting the activities of early modern armies.
Overview of the development of American military technology, 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.
Overview of relationships between science, engineering, and American military institutions, from colonial times to the present.