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Inside the Jazz Age

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Delve into The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s with Cooper Hewitt curators Sarah D. Coffin and Emily M. Orr, and Stephen Harrison, curator of decorative art and design from the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Presents "Margin"

National Portrait Gallery
Silhouette of women dancing against a yellow wall with a portrait on it

Berlin: Symphony of a Big City

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Caitlin Condell discusses this Russian movie poster that utilizes themes of modernity, Constructivism, urban imagery, and the avant-garde found in The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

Playful Exuberance: Dagobert Peche’s Silver Vase

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Now on view in The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, this vase by Dagobert Peche is an explosion of movement and life.

Through jungle and desert : travels in eastern Africa / by William Astor Chanler ... ; with illustrations from photographs taken by the author ; and maps

Smithsonian Libraries
Portraits of the author and of Lieutenant Ludwig von Höhnel on two unnumbered plates facing t.p. and p. 1 of text. Other full-page plates are also unnumbered but form part of sequential pagination in text.

Publisher's advertisements on last [2] p.

Send it up a little higher Joe / words & music by Jim Stanford

Smithsonian Libraries
For voice and piano.

"F.J. Lawson Co. N.Y."--Colophon.

Illustrated t.p. depicts a couple in an airplane in flight. Signed "EH Pfeiffer, N.Y."

Publisher's advertisement on verso of p. 5 has pages of music (reduced) for choruses of songs: Send it up a little higher Joe ; I'm crazy 'bout it : what are you crazy 'bout ; Where do you go from here ; I've given many kisses to many girls : but not the kind sweetheart I give to you / Jim Stanford.

Calais-Douvres : marche aérienne

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Piano solo.

Up and doing : march two step / by Marion Arlington

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For piano.

Illustrated t.p. depicts a monoplane and birds flying over silhouetted trees. Signed "De Takacs."

Publisher's advertisement on p. [7] has first page of music for: Sunset in the valley : reverie / H. Engelmann. Publisher's advertisement on verso of p. [7] has first page of music for: The light of heaven : my guiding star / Louis A. Drumheller. Advertisement also has t.p. (reduced) for: Geo. L. Spaulding's Note-speller : an original method of learning to read music.

Crustacea. (Rakoobraznye) Translated from Russian

Smithsonian Libraries
At head of title: Fauna of the U.S.S.R. (Fauna SSSR)

My airship / by Emma L. Whiston

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For voice and piano.

Illustrated t.p. depicts a woman waving a handkerchief at a piloted biplane in flight. Signed "E.H. Pfeiffer, N.Y."

Songs for children. No. 8, The dog & the cow / words by Mrs. R.B. Tritton ; music by Mrs. J. Worthington Bliss (Miss Lindsay)

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For voice and piano.

Optional chorus for two children's voices.

Illustrated t.p. depicts a dog and cow in the gondola of a balloon flying towards the moon.

Publisher's advertisement on the verso of p. 5 lists "new and popular songs composed by C.H.R. Marriott": Fair Ellen of the mill / Miss Kate Loud. Hidden flowers ; Ivy / H.B. Farnie. I dream of thee still / G.T. Newbury. Jack's bequest / Edward Oxenford. Last word at the gate (the) / Miss Clara Loud. My Ella / W. Glenister. My constant lass / Edward Oxenford. Old, old mill (the) / Miss Clara Loud. O chide me not for loving / L.M. Thornton. Rest (charming ballad) / R.A. Lejoindre. Song of the flower maiden / Miss Clara Loud. Thy face ; Thinking love of thee / R.A. Lejoindre. Thou art my star ; Where nightingales sing / Edward Oxenford. We meet again (sequel to Thy face) / R.A. Lejoindre. Come again, sweet dream / Miss Clara Loud. Old love / H.B. Farnie. Welcome home / W. Glenister.

La veuve joyeuse : (loin du bruit) / paroles de Louis Raynal ; [musique de Franz Lehar]

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For voice and piano; voice part only.

"Cette chanson n'est pas une parodie"--Caption.

"Seule edition autorisée"--Caption.

Text for verse two is printed below the music.

Illustrated t.p. shows a man and a woman standing together outside. The man has one arm around the woman and is pointing at a biplane in the sky. Signed "L Pousthomis."

Mémoires du Capitaine Péron : sur ses voyages aux côtes d'Afrique, en Arabie, à l'île d'Amsterdam, aux îles d'Anjouan et de Mayotte, aux côtes nord-ouest de l'Amérique, aux îles Sandwich, à la Chine, etc. / Capitaine Péron

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Ed. from the author's manuscripts by L.S. Brissot-Thivars.

Spine title: Mémoires.

Running title: Mémoires du Capitaine Péron.

"Table des chapitres" at end of both volumes.

Includes index.

Meet Native America: Theodore Hernandez, Chairman of the Wiyot Tribe

National Museum of the American Indian
The museum's interview series Meet Native America invites tribal leaders to introduce themselves and say a little about their lives and work. This week, meet Theodore Hernandez, chairman of the Wiyot Tribe, located on the Table Bluff Reservation in the Humboldt Bay region of Northern California.

Sieur de Monts National Monument 1918 : a group of letters

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Cover title.

"Addressed to the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives at Washington on the occasion of the first inclusion of this park in the annual park estimates of the Government"--cover.

"Not for publication"

Historical account of discoveries and travels in Africa, from the earliest ages to the present time : including the substance of the late Dr. Leyden's work on that subject / by Hugh Murray

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"Printed by Walker and Greig, Edinburgh"--Verso of half titles.

"List of important books relating to Africa": v. 2, p. 535-550.

Mendelssohn, S. South African bib., v. 3, p. 417

Why Mount Fuji Endures As a Powerful Force in Japan

Smithsonian Magazine
Not even crowds and the threat of an eruption can dampen the eternally mysterious volcano
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