The Resource The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects, Richard Kurin

The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects, Richard Kurin

Label
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects
Title
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects
Statement of responsibility
Richard Kurin
Title variation
History of America in 101 Objects
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. Ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian continent to the digital age, and from the American Revolution to Vietnam, each entry pairs the fascinating history surrounding each object with the story of its creation or discovery and the place it has come to occupy in our national memory.--
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Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Kurin, Richard
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E173
LC item number
.K87 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Smithsonian Institution
Label
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects, Richard Kurin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 735-743) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before Columbus : 525 million years ago to 1492. Burgess shale fossils ; Bald eagle ; Clovis stone points ; Mississippian birdman copper plate -- New World : 1492 to mid-Eighteenth century. Christopher Columbus's portrait ; Spanish Mission hide painting of Saint Anthony ; Pocahontas's portrait ; Plymouth Rock fragment ; Slave shackles ; Americæ Nova Tabula (map) -- Let freedom ring : 1760s to 1820s. Declaration of Independence ; George Washington's uniform and sword ; Benjamin Franklin's walking stick ; Gilbert Stuart's Lansdowne portrait of George Washington ; Star-spangled banner ; Thomas Jefferson's bible -- Young nation : late Eighteenth century to 1850s. Conestoga wagon ; Eli Whitney's cotton gin ; John Deere's steel plow ; Isaac Singer's sewing machine ; Nauvoo Temple sun stone -- Sea to shinning sea : 1800 to 1850s. Lewis and Clark's pocket compass ; John Bull steam locomotive ; Samuel Colt's revolver ; Morse-Vail telegraph ; Mexican army coat ; Gold discovery flake from Sutter's Mill ; Martha, the last passenger pigeon -- A house divided : 1850 to 1865. Frederick Douglass's ambrotype portrait ; Harriet Tubman's hymnal and shawl ; Emancipation Proclamation pamphlet ; Christian Fleetwood's Medal of Honor ; Appomattox Court House furnishings ; Abraham Lincoln's hat -- Manifest Destiny : 1845 to early Twentieth century. Albert Bierstadt's Among the Sierra Nevada, California ; King Kamehameha III's feather cape ; American buffalo ; Sitting Bull's drawing book ; Bugle from the U.S.S. Maine -- Industrial Revolution : 1865 to early Twentieth century. Alexander Graham Bell's telephone ; Thomas Edison's lightbulb ; Frédéric Bartholdi's Liberty ; Andrew Carnegie's mansion ; Ford model T ; Wright brothers' Kitty Hawk Flyer ; Bakelizer plastic maker -- Modern nation : 1870s to 1929. James Whistler's Harmony in Blue and Gold : the Peacock Room ; Bernice Palmer's Kodak Brownie camera ; Helen Keller's watch ; Suffragists' "Great Demand" banner ; Ku Klux Klan robe and hood ; World War I gas mask ; Louis Armstrong's trumpet ; Scopes "Monkey Trial" photograph ; Spirit of St. Louis ; Babe Ruth autographed baseball -- Great Depression : 1929 to 1940. Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Fireside Chat" microphone ; John L. Lewis's union badge ; Marian Anderson's mink coat ; Dorothy's ruby slippers ; Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" -- Greatest Generation : 1941 to 1945. U.S.S. Oklahoma postal hand stamps ; Spirit of Tuskegee ; "We Can Do It!" poster of Rosie the riveter ; Japanese American World War II internment art ; Audie Murphy's Eisenhower jacket ; Enola Gay -- Cold War : 1946 to 1991. Fallout shelter ; Mercury Friendship 7 ; Huey helicopter ; Pandas from China ; Berlin Wall fragment -- New frontiers : 1950s to 1980s. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine ; Jacqueline Kennedy's inaugural ball gown ; Julia Child's kitchen ; The pill and its dispenser ; Neil Armstrong's space suit ; "Mr. Cycle" PCR machine ; Space shuttle Discovery -- Civil rights : 1947 to now. Greensboro lunch counter ; Muhammad Ali's boxing gear ; Bob Dylan poster by Milton Glaser ; Cesar Chavez's union jacket ; Gay civil rights picket signs ; AIDS memorial quilt panel -- Pop culture : mid-Twentieth century to now. Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse ; RCA television set ; Chuck Berry's Gibson guitar ; Katharine Hepburn's Oscars ; Hope diamond ; Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe ; McDonald's golden arches sign ; Kermit the Frog ; Star Wars' R2-D2 and C-3PO -- Digital age : 1945 to now. ENIAC ; Apples' Macintosh computer ; Nam June Paik's Electronic Superhighway -- New millennium : 2000 to the future. New York Fire Department engine door from September 11 ; Shepard Fairey's Barack Obama "Hope" portrait ; David Boxley's Tsimshian totem pole ; Giant Magellan telescope -- What's not included? -- Old things, new studies -- Object specifications and photographic credits -- Time line of American history
Control code
ocn837179776
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 762 pages
Isbn
9781594205293
Lccn
2013017171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o837179776
  • (OCoLC)837179776
Label
The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects, Richard Kurin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 735-743) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before Columbus : 525 million years ago to 1492. Burgess shale fossils ; Bald eagle ; Clovis stone points ; Mississippian birdman copper plate -- New World : 1492 to mid-Eighteenth century. Christopher Columbus's portrait ; Spanish Mission hide painting of Saint Anthony ; Pocahontas's portrait ; Plymouth Rock fragment ; Slave shackles ; Americæ Nova Tabula (map) -- Let freedom ring : 1760s to 1820s. Declaration of Independence ; George Washington's uniform and sword ; Benjamin Franklin's walking stick ; Gilbert Stuart's Lansdowne portrait of George Washington ; Star-spangled banner ; Thomas Jefferson's bible -- Young nation : late Eighteenth century to 1850s. Conestoga wagon ; Eli Whitney's cotton gin ; John Deere's steel plow ; Isaac Singer's sewing machine ; Nauvoo Temple sun stone -- Sea to shinning sea : 1800 to 1850s. Lewis and Clark's pocket compass ; John Bull steam locomotive ; Samuel Colt's revolver ; Morse-Vail telegraph ; Mexican army coat ; Gold discovery flake from Sutter's Mill ; Martha, the last passenger pigeon -- A house divided : 1850 to 1865. Frederick Douglass's ambrotype portrait ; Harriet Tubman's hymnal and shawl ; Emancipation Proclamation pamphlet ; Christian Fleetwood's Medal of Honor ; Appomattox Court House furnishings ; Abraham Lincoln's hat -- Manifest Destiny : 1845 to early Twentieth century. Albert Bierstadt's Among the Sierra Nevada, California ; King Kamehameha III's feather cape ; American buffalo ; Sitting Bull's drawing book ; Bugle from the U.S.S. Maine -- Industrial Revolution : 1865 to early Twentieth century. Alexander Graham Bell's telephone ; Thomas Edison's lightbulb ; Frédéric Bartholdi's Liberty ; Andrew Carnegie's mansion ; Ford model T ; Wright brothers' Kitty Hawk Flyer ; Bakelizer plastic maker -- Modern nation : 1870s to 1929. James Whistler's Harmony in Blue and Gold : the Peacock Room ; Bernice Palmer's Kodak Brownie camera ; Helen Keller's watch ; Suffragists' "Great Demand" banner ; Ku Klux Klan robe and hood ; World War I gas mask ; Louis Armstrong's trumpet ; Scopes "Monkey Trial" photograph ; Spirit of St. Louis ; Babe Ruth autographed baseball -- Great Depression : 1929 to 1940. Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Fireside Chat" microphone ; John L. Lewis's union badge ; Marian Anderson's mink coat ; Dorothy's ruby slippers ; Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land" -- Greatest Generation : 1941 to 1945. U.S.S. Oklahoma postal hand stamps ; Spirit of Tuskegee ; "We Can Do It!" poster of Rosie the riveter ; Japanese American World War II internment art ; Audie Murphy's Eisenhower jacket ; Enola Gay -- Cold War : 1946 to 1991. Fallout shelter ; Mercury Friendship 7 ; Huey helicopter ; Pandas from China ; Berlin Wall fragment -- New frontiers : 1950s to 1980s. Jonas Salk's polio vaccine ; Jacqueline Kennedy's inaugural ball gown ; Julia Child's kitchen ; The pill and its dispenser ; Neil Armstrong's space suit ; "Mr. Cycle" PCR machine ; Space shuttle Discovery -- Civil rights : 1947 to now. Greensboro lunch counter ; Muhammad Ali's boxing gear ; Bob Dylan poster by Milton Glaser ; Cesar Chavez's union jacket ; Gay civil rights picket signs ; AIDS memorial quilt panel -- Pop culture : mid-Twentieth century to now. Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse ; RCA television set ; Chuck Berry's Gibson guitar ; Katharine Hepburn's Oscars ; Hope diamond ; Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe ; McDonald's golden arches sign ; Kermit the Frog ; Star Wars' R2-D2 and C-3PO -- Digital age : 1945 to now. ENIAC ; Apples' Macintosh computer ; Nam June Paik's Electronic Superhighway -- New millennium : 2000 to the future. New York Fire Department engine door from September 11 ; Shepard Fairey's Barack Obama "Hope" portrait ; David Boxley's Tsimshian totem pole ; Giant Magellan telescope -- What's not included? -- Old things, new studies -- Object specifications and photographic credits -- Time line of American history
Control code
ocn837179776
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 762 pages
Isbn
9781594205293
Lccn
2013017171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o837179776
  • (OCoLC)837179776

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