National Museum of American History, Maritime History Collection, Washington, DC Photos

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History features a collection of maritime history.

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Smithsonian National Museum of American History on National Mall. Washington, DC.Gunboat Philadelphia fought British in Revolutionary War & was raised from Lake Champlain at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Canons of Gunboat Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Bow canon of Gunboat Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History (1980) on National Mall. Washington, DC. Architect: McKim Mead & White. Gunboat Philadelphia (1776) fought British in Revolutionary War & was raised from Lake Champlain (1935) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Canons of Gunboat Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Bow canon of Gunboat Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Model of Gunboat Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Arrival of Collins Line Steamer Atlantic painting by Louis Honore Frederick Gamain at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Model of a New England Whale Ship at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Model of Steam Whaler Orca at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Model of Gunboat Philadelphia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Arrival of Collins Line Steamer Atlantic painting (c1850-8) by Louis Honore Frederick Gamain at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Model of a New England Whale Ship (c1850) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Model of Steam Whaler Orca (1882) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Capturing a Sperm Whale painting after sketch by whaler Cornelius Hulsart at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Cast-iron shop sign in shape of sperm whale from New Bedford, MA at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of lances & harpoons used by American whaling industry at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Whaleboat used to chase & kill whales at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Capturing a Sperm Whale painting (after 1835) after sketch by whaler Cornelius Hulsart at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Cast-iron shop sign in shape of sperm whale (late 1800s) from New Bedford, MA at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of lances & harpoons (c1880s) used by American whaling industry at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Whaleboat used to chase & kill whales at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Ivory jagging wheel at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of scrimshaw whale teeth at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Scrimshaw panbone shows whale hunt of coast of Ternate in Indonesia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Scrimshaw panbone shows imaginary port scene at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Ivory jagging wheel (pie crimper) (1800s) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Collection of scrimshaw whale teeth (mid 1800s) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Scrimshaw panbone (part of sperm whale's jaw) shows whale hunt of coast of Ternate in Indonesia at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Scrimshaw panbone (1800s) shows imaginary port scene at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Collection of whale derived products ranging from oil to corset stays at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Oyster plates for serving most shippable of seafoods to feed inland America at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Baltimore oyster tins at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Bryant's New Showboat & Valley Belle models at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Collection of whale derived products ranging from oil to corset stays at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Oyster plates for serving most shippable of seafoods to feed inland America (1870-1920s) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Baltimore oyster tins at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Bryant's New Showboat (1918) & Valley Belle (1883) models at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Ol' Man River sheet music from musical Show Boat by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd & Jerome Kern at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Model of The Mauretania at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Skylight & plaster panels from R.M.S. Majestic at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Art deco furnishing from luxury liner United States at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Ol' Man River sheet music (1927) from musical Show Boat by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd & Jerome Kern at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Model of The Mauretania (1920s) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Skylight & plaster panels from R.M.S. Majestic (1890s) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Art deco furnishing from luxury liner United States at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Art deco furnishing from luxury liner United States at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Teamwork Wins poster by Hibberd V.B. Kline for Emergency Fleet Corp. urges shipyard workers to higher production at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.

Art deco furnishing from luxury liner United States at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Teamwork Wins poster (c1918) by Hibberd V.B. Kline for Emergency Fleet Corp. urges shipyard workers to higher production at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.


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