Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, DC Photos

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History (1980) on the National Mall was designed by McKim Mead and White. The museum contains a broad range of national treasures.

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC.Chrome sculpture at Mall entrance of National American History Museum. Washington, DC.Smithsonian National Museum of American History on National Mall. Washington, DC.Infinity sculpture by José de Rivera & Roy Gussow outside National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History building (1964) on the National Mall. Washington, DC. Architect: Walker Cain of McKim, Mead & White.Undulating chrome sculpture at Mall entrance of National American History Museum. Washington, DC.Smithsonian National Museum of American History (1980) on National Mall. Washington, DC. Architect: McKim Mead & White.Infinity sculpture (1967) by José de Rivera & Roy Gussow outside National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Modern facade of National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Porcelain bowl owned by Martha Washington in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Gravy boat owned by President John & Abigail Adams in American History Museum. Washington, DC.French porcelain ordered by Mary Todd Lincoln in American History Museum. Washington, DC.
Modern facade of National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Niderviller porcelain bowl given to Martha Washington by Comte de Custine-Sarreck in 1782 in American History Museum. Custine-Sarreck was a French officer who fought in the American Revolution. Washington, DC. Sevres gravy boat owned by President John & Abigail Adams in American History Museum. Washington, DC.French porcelain ordered by Mary Todd Lincoln in 1861 for White House in American History Museum. Washington, DC.
Gown worn by Mary Todd Lincoln in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Abraham Lincoln's top hat which he wore to Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Flapper dress of First Lady Florence King Harding in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Filing cabinet broken open by Nixon Administration "Plumbers "break-in in American History Museum. Washington, DC.
Gown worn by Mary Todd Lincoln in 1861 when she posed for photographer Mathew Brady in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Abraham Lincoln's top hat which he wore to Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC. Sequined flapper-style dress worn by First Lady Florence King Harding (1921-3) in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Filing cabinet broken open during a break-in by Nixon Administration "Plumbers" seeking to discredit Daniel Ellsberg by stealing files from his psychiatrist in American History Museum. Washington, DC.
Portrait of Senator Henry Clay by J.W. Dodge at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.House of Representatives desk designed by Thomas U. Walter at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Washington Fire Co. of Philadelphia identity hat at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Carousel rabbit in Smithsonian's National History Museum. Washington, DC.
Portrait of Senator Henry Clay (1843) by J.W. Dodge at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.House of Representatives desk (1857-73) designed by Thomas U. Walter at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Washington Fire Co. of Philadelphia identity hat at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC. Carousel rabbit in Smithsonian's National History Museum. Washington, DC.
Salt glaze churn American History Museum. Washington, DC.Erie Canal at Albany commemorative plate by Enoch Wood & Sons of Staffordshire, England at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Model of Gunboat Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Conestoga Wagon had curved bottoms to keep goods from sliding off the ends at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Salt glaze churn O.L. & A.K Ballard of Burlington, VT (c1856-67) in American History Museum. Washington, DC. Erie Canal at Albany commemorative plate (1820-40s) by Enoch Wood & Sons of Staffordshire, England at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC. Model of Gunboat Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Conestoga Wagon (c1840-50) had curved bottoms to keep goods from sliding off the ends at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Steam locomotive Jupiter by Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Union ribbons at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Beer Drivers Union of Philadelphia tine serving tray at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Enginemen union ribbons at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Steam locomotive Jupiter (1876) by Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Union ribbons at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Beer Drivers Union of Philadelphia tine serving tray at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Enginemen union ribbons at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Furniture sketches by Benjamin Latrobe for the early Executive Mansion at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Furniture sketches by Benjamin Latrobe for the early Executive Mansion at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Early big box telephone by Alexander Graham Bell at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Early big box telephone by Alexander Graham Bell at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Furniture sketches (1809) by Benjamin Latrobe for the early Executive Mansion at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Furniture sketches (1809) by Benjamin Latrobe for the early Executive Mansion at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Early big box telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Early big box telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Patent model for buttonhole making improvements to Singer sewing machine at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Glass vase by Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. of Corona, NY at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Silver Tiffany vase models Transportation Building by Louis Sullivan at 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Silver Tiffany vase models Transportation Building by Louis Sullivan at 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Patent model for buttonhole making improvements to Singer sewing machine (1889) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Glass vase (1893-6) by Tiffany Glass & Decorating Co. of Corona, NY at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Silver Tiffany vase models Transportation Building by Louis Sullivan at 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Silver Tiffany vase models Transportation Building by Louis Sullivan at 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Silver Tiffany vase models Transportation Building by Louis Sullivan at 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Art Deco jewelry by Paul Flato at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Detroit Jewel gas cookstove had enamel finish to ease cleaning at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of mousetraps one of the most patented devices in the USA at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Silver Tiffany vase models Transportation Building by Louis Sullivan at 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Art Deco jewelry (1915-30) by Paul Flato at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Detroit Jewel gas cookstove (1930s) had enamel finish to ease cleaning at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of mousetraps (1850s-2000) one of the most patented devices in the USA at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Historic computer mouses at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Greek Stater coins in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Greek Stater gold coins in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Ancient coins from Syracuse & Carthage in American History Museum. Washington, DC.
Historic computer mouses at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Greek Stater coins (625-510 B.C.) showing flying horses in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Greek Stater gold coins (359-336 B.C.) showing Philip II & chariot in American History Museum. Washington, DC.Ancient coins from Syracuse & Carthage with Medusa, portraits & horse head in American History Museum. Washington, DC.
Gold coins from Tudor England in American History Museum. Washington, DC.


Gold coins from Tudor England (16 & 17th c) in American History Museum. Washington, DC.



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