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 2 items.
America's speed king of the air weds beauty of south. Lieutenant Williams forsakes flying for matrimony and practice of law. [photonegative], 07/06/1926
- Company catalog card included
- U&U caption in file box: 2027-A2
- Currently stored in box 3.1.71 [227B]
- Caption: "New York, N.Y. - Lieutenant Alfred Williams, speed champion of the air and winner of both the Pulitzer Trophy and Schneider Cup for the Navy, married Mrs. Florence Hawes Selby of Bainbridge, Georgia, and will resign from the Navy to take up the practice of law. Lieut. Williams established a new world speed record while practicing for the Pulitzer race of 303.2 miles per hour in a Curtiss Racing plane. Photo shows Lieutenant Williams and bride leaving for honeymoon immediately after the wedding."
- Underwood & Underwood
- Williams, Lt. Alford
- Local number
- RSN 18574
- Video number 17886
- Data Source
- Archives Center - NMAH