The Museum's superb military collections document the history of the men and women of the armed forces of the United States. The collections include ordnance, firearms, and swords; uniforms and insignia; national and military flags and banners; and many other objects.
The strength of the collections lies in their enormous depth. Some 3,000 military small arms and 2,400 civilian firearms document the mechanical and technological history of the infantryman's weapons from the beginning of the gunpowder era to the present. Among the 4,000 swords and knives in the collection are many spectacular presentation pieces. The collections also include Civil War era telegraph equipment, home front artifacts from both world wars, early computers such as ENIAC, Whirlwind, and Sage, and materials carried at antiwar demonstrations.
"Military - Overview" showing 4 items.
- Description (Brief)
- Dance card from Staunton Military Acadamy's Final Ball of the year on June 4, 1929. Its four paper pages have celluloid covers front and back and an attached cord and tassel. All twelve lines for dances have been filled with names.
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- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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- Company Name
- General Dynamics Corp.
- Related companies
- Canadair Ltd. (div.) ; Electric Boat Div. ; General Atomic (div.) ; Electro Dynamic (div.) ; Convair (div.) ; Liquid Carbonic Div. ; Gulf General Atomic Inc. ; Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp. (San Diego, CA) ; Electric Boat Co., New London Ship & Engine Works
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- Smithsonian Institution Libraries