Today we try to finish our first Smithsonian Museum.
Maria Mitchell and her telescope about 1870’s
This telescope was made by Henry Fitz of New York. Its equatorial mount allowed it to be aligned with Earth’s poles, enabling it to follow the motion of stars and planets across the skys.
Displays on Toys
Bon Appetit! – Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian 1990s
The displays on modern firsts includes "Better than Nature the “PILL”’
G.D. Seale, the first company to sell a birth control pill, had the market entirely to itself from 1960 to 1962. By 1967, seven million women were taking the pill.
In the Graphic Arts Collection, this photo shows, ‘these wood block were used to print relief illustrations along with the text. From Wilkes’s Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition…, vol. 1
The First Ladies at the Smithsonian
In this section there is a large collection of First Ladies Ball Gowns,
This photo is Laura Bush’s Inaugural Ball Gown 2001.
Dumbo Car, 1960s from the Disneyland attraction
Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride began operating at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, soon after the park opened in summer 1955. Although the ride is tame by comparison , the ride has always been extremely popular. Who, after all, could resist the promise of promotional posters in the park that proclaimed: “Elephants fly and so can you!”
The Ruby Slippers
Sixteen-year-old Judy Garland wore these sequined shoes as Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film classic The Wizard of Oz.
Muhammad Ali’s Boxing Gloves from the comeback fight, “ The Rumble in the Jungle” against George Foreman in 1974.
Looney Tunes, Warner Brothers Cartoons.
Kermit the Frog
Minnie Pearls hat
Lincoln’s Top Hat is just part of the Lincoln exhibit. The last time he wore this top hat was to go to Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865.
World war II exhibit
The Vietnam exhibit.
The Berlin Wall
East Germany built the Wall in 1961 to seal off Communist East Berlin from the free West. Concrete slabs, wire-mesh fences, barbed wire, trenches, dog runs, watchtowers, and searchlights stretched for 69 miles through the city.
On November 9, 1989, the East German government reopened its border. In their exuberance, people climbed the wall and celebrated by breaking parts of it with hammers and chisels.
We decided we are done with this museum and then want for a walk to the Washington Monument and beyond in the area called ‘the mall’.
The World War II Monument
the Lincoln Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Close up of the Memorial
The White House and Air Force One.
We are tired, off to home.