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.
The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.
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.
A discussion of the interrelationship of stereograph publisher Underwood & Underwood's European sales activities and its stereoscopic documentation of Europe for both the American and European markets.
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.
On several key objects in an exhibition on submarines in the Cold War and how they contributed to the exhibition theme
Overview of relationships between science, engineering, and American military institutions, from colonial times to the present.
Catalog of the West Point in the Making of America exhibition.
On the necessary and vital roles women served in supporting the activities of early modern armies.
Military technological innovation has profoundly influenced the course of world history since earliest times.
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.
Bibliographical essay focused on recent scholarship on the interaction of science and technology with American military institutions in the 19th century.
Civilian women in large numbers volunteered for military-related health and welfare services in World War I, donning military-style uniforms as a symbolic claim to full citizenship.
Society and economy are as much products as causes of military and technological change.
Military museums and history museums arose from distinct traditions, but in recent years have come increasingly to share common views on how to exhibition military history.
Military funding has shaped the development of American meteorology, oceanography, geology, geodesy, and other earth sciences.
In the 1920s, a Smithsonian exhibition of women's uniforms validated women's World War I contributions and expanded political roles.
On military funding for scientific research.
Documented narrative history of the second U.S. manned spaceflight project during the 1960s.
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.
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 interaction of industrial and military institutions from the 18th century to World War I
Includes author, title, and subject indexes, with annotation for all articles.
On the author’s intellectual history.