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"A Hopiland Beauty" Copyright 19 DEC 1906

National Anthropological Archives
Portrait of unmarried Hopi woman.

"A Kiss in the Dark"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song “A Kiss in the Dark,” with lyrics by B. G. De Sylvia and music by Victor Herbert. It was published by Harms, Inc. in New York, New York in 1922 It was featured in the musical comedy Orange Blossoms, with book by Fred de Grésac, lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva, and music by Victor Herbert. The musical opened on Broadway on September 19, 1992 at the Fulton Theatre.

"A Korean Village: Its Changing Culture" Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Requested from Photographic Services Division by Department of Anthropology.

Temporary exhibit in the foyer of the National Museum of Natural History.

"A Korean Village: Its Changing Culture" Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Requested from Photographic Services Division by Department of Anthropology.

Temporary exhibit in the foyer of the National Museum of Natural History.

"A Korean Village: Its Changing Culture" Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Requested from Photographic Services Division by Department of Anthropology.

Temporary exhibit in the foyer of the National Museum of Natural History.

"A La Grande Fete Aerienne"

National Air and Space Museum
A LA GRANDE FÊTE AÉRIENNE. Framed multicolor illustrated print promoting the Société de Propagande Aèrienne and an air festival. Illustration on a white background of an orange stunt plane, its wings arranged diagonally across the poster with a solid blue background and two solid white clouds. A more distant plane flys in the upper right. Below the S.P.Aé logo of wings and a roundel with an Indian chief's profile, full text in orange and red sans-serif lettering: "LA SOCIÉTÉ DE PROPAGANDE AÈRIENNE Présente Ses pilotes Ses avions A LA GRANDE FÊTE AÉRIENNE." Artist signature in upper right: Lucien Cavé. Text along the lower left border: "Editions LUCIEN CAVÉ."

Fly Now: The National Air and Space Museum Poster Collection

Throughout their history, posters have been a significant means of mass communication, often with striking visual effect. Wendy Wick Reaves, the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery Curator of Prints and Drawings, comments that "sometimes a pictorial poster is a decorative masterpiece-something I can't walk by without a jolt of aesthetic pleasure. Another might strike me as extremely clever advertising … But collectively, these 'pictures of persuasion,' as we might call them, offer a wealth of art, history, design, and popular culture for us to understand. The poster is a familiar part of our world, and we intuitively understand its role as propaganda, promotion, announcement, or advertisement."

Reaves' observations are especially relevant for the impressive array of aviation posters in the National Air and Space Museum's 1300+ artifact collection. Quite possibly the largest publicly-held collection of its kind in the United States, the National Air and Space Museum's posters focus primarily on advertising for aviation-related products and activities. Among other areas, the collection includes 19th-century ballooning exhibition posters, early 20th-century airplane exhibition and meet posters, and twentieth-century airline advertisements.

The posters in the collection represent printing technologies that include original lithography, silkscreen, photolithography, and computer-generated imagery. The collection is significant both for its aesthetic value and because it is a unique representation of the cultural, commercial and military history of aviation. The collection represents an intense interest in flight, both public and private, during a significant period of its technological and social development.

Copyright Disclosure for Orphaned Works

Whenever possible, the museum provides factual information about copyright owners and related matters in its records and other texts related to the collections. For many of the images in this collection, some of which were created for or by corporate entities that no longer exist, the museum does not own any copyrights. Therefore, it generally does not grant or deny permission to copy, distribute or otherwise use material in this collection. If identified, permission and possible fees may be required from the copyright owner independently of the museum. It is the user's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when copying, distributing or otherwise using materials found in the museum's collections. Transmission or reproduction of protected materials beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Users must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use.

If you have any more information about an item you've seen in the Fly Now: The National Air and Space Museum Poster Collection, or if you are a copyright owner and believe we have not properly attributed your work to you or have used it without permission, we want to hear from you. Please contact pisanod@si.edu with your contact information and a link to the relevant content.

View more information about the Smithsonian's general copyright policies at http://www.si.edu/termsofuse

"A Little Birch Canoe - and You"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song “A Little Birch Canoe - And You,” with music by Lee S. Roberts and lyrics by J. Will Callahan. It was published by Jerome H. Remick and Company in 1918. The cover features an image of a man and woman in a canoe.

"A Little Starving Child Brought Back To Life"

National Museum of American History

"A Love Story"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song “A Love Story,” with lyrics by Robert Henning and music by Heinz Provost. It was published by Edward Schuberth and Company in New York, New York in 1940. This song was featured in the 1939 United Artists film Intermezzo, directed by Gregory Ratoff and starred Leslie Howard and Ingrid Bergman.

"A Love Story"

National Museum of American History
The sheet music is for the song “A Love Story,” with lyrics by Robert Henning and music by Heinz Provost. It was published by Edward Schuberth and Co. in New York, New York in 1940. This song was inspired by the 1939 Selznick International Picture romantic film Intermezzo, directed by Gregory Ratoff and starred Leslie Howard and Ingrid Bergman.

"A Man Needs to Know"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song “A Man Needs to Know, ” with poem by Suellen Fried and music by Henry Tobias. It was published by Tobey Music Company in New York, New York in 1968.

"A Moki Cupid" 1898

National Anthropological Archives
Copy glass probably made from NAA INV number 2175900.

Black and white copy glass negative

"A Navaho Farm" Copyright 19 DEC 1906

National Anthropological Archives
Cornfield and orchard in valley.

"A Navaho Girl" / "Child of the Desert" Copyright 03 NOV 1904

National Anthropological Archives
Portrait of girl wearing blanket

"A Navaho Girl" / "Child of the Desert" Copyright 03 NOV 1904

National Anthropological Archives
Portrait of Navajo girl wearing blanket.

"A Navaho Smile" Copyright 03 NOV 1904

National Anthropological Archives
Woman with blanket outside adobe house with locked wood door.

"A Navaho" / "A Chief of the Desert" Copyright 03 NOV 1904

National Anthropological Archives
Portrait of man wearing blanket and headband

"A Navaho" Copyright 01 JUN 1904

National Anthropological Archives
Portrait of man wearing blanket and headband

"A New Dawn" Commemorative Plate

National Museum of American History

"A Noonday Halt" Copyright 03 NOV 1904

National Anthropological Archives
Group of Navajo Indians dismounting from horses at creek

"A Point of Interest" Copyright 01 JUN 1904

National Anthropological Archives
Three men seated on rock formation.

"A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song “A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody,” with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. It was published by Standard Music Publications, Inc. in 1922 This song was originally published in 1919.

"A Rendezvous with a Dream"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song “A Rendezvous with a Dream,” with words and music by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger. It was published by Famous Music Corporation in New York, New York in 1936. This song was featured in the 1936 Paramount Picture comedy film Poppy, directed by A. Edward Sutherland and starred W. C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, and Richard Cornwell. There is an image of Hudson and Cornwell and a caricature of W. C. Fields on the cover.

"A Sentiment"

National Museum of American History
This small booklet contains hand-written passages from other texts, likely to practice spelling, writing, and penmanship. The copied passages come from other books in the Copp’s Collection, including the novel Children of the Abbey and Reverend John Bennett’s Letters to a Young Lady . The Copp Collection contains about 150 books of early American imprint and shows a wide range of reading matter typical of a New England Puritan family living in a port town. Literacy was expected of many New Englanders, as Puritan doctrine required everyone to read the Bible. The abundance of multiple Bibles, psalms, hymnodies, sermons, and morality tales reflects the Copp’s religious beliefs. Other highlights of the library include the works of Shakespeare, almanacs, historical and political texts, and travel narratives. The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
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