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"Armistice Silk," undyed; World War I

National Museum of American History
Sample length of basket weave, closely woven silk noil cloth; converted "Armistice Silk" from sillk cartridge igniter cloth. Piece of the 18 million yards of surplus World War I cartridge igniter cloth sold by the Salvage board for $1.23 per yard. All silk, paired warps and wefts giving basket weave effect. Boiled off (the sericin removed) and finished for the cutting up (garment) trade. Undyed with brown slubs.

"Armistice Silk," undyed; World War I

National Museum of American History
Sample length of converted silk Cartridge cloth, called "Armistice Silk." A sample piece of the 18 million yards of surplus World War I cartridge or powder bag cloth. Quality D. Has been boiled off (the residual sericin from the raw silk removed by washing) and otherwise finished for the cutting-up or garment trade. Sold by the Salvage board for 84 cents per yard. Color: Natural. Yarns: noils warp and weft. Flecked with brown slubs.

"Armistice Silk," undyed; World War I

National Museum of American History
Sample length of natural colored silk, "boiled off", meaning the sericin has been removed, and the cloth finished for sale to the garment trade. Plain weave, undyed, unbleached, flecked with brown slubs. Known as "Armistice Silk", Quality C, converted surplus World War I Cartridge Cloth; A piece of the 18,000,000 yards of surplus cartridge cloth remaining after World War I. Sold by the Salvage Board at $1.17 per yard.

"Around the World"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song "Around the World," with lyrics by Harold Adamson and music by Victor Young. It was published by Chappell and Co., Inc. in New York, New York in 1956. The song was featured in the United Artists 1956 adventure-comedy film Around the World in 80 Days, directed by Michael Anderson and starred Cantinflas, David Niven, Robert Newman, and Shirley MacLaine.

"Arrival of 54th at Olustee, Florida" sketch in The True Story of Glory Continues

National Museum of American History

"Arrival of 54th at Olustee, Florida" painted sketch from artist's sketchbook used in documentary The True Story of Glory Continues. The sketch depicts a regiment marching and preparing to march, with two officers on horseback. This is part of a set of sketches from "A Swamp Angel's Sketchbook,” which contains concepts for the film Glory.

Glory was the first film to illustrate the involvement of African American soldiers in the Civil War. The film follows the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the first African American Union regiment organized in the North during the Civil War, and culminates in the Battle at Fort Wagner.

"As Time Goes By"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song "As Time Goes By," with words and music by Herman Hupfeld. It was published by Harms, Inc. in New York, New York in 1941. This song was featured in the 1942 Warner Bros. film Casablanca, directed by Michael Curtiz and starred Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, and Peter Lorre. There are images of Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Herman Hupfeld on the cover.

"As Years Go By"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song "As Years Go By," by Charles Tobias and Peter de Rose. It was published by Miller Music Corporation in New York, New York in 1947.

"As You Like It"

National Museum of American History

"Asbestos Family Cabinet"

National Museum of American History
Set of "Asbestos Sad Irons", consisting of three, wood-handled, asbestos-lined hoods (small, medium, large) with flip-over spring clasp or latch for interchangeable use with seven cores (one small, one medium and two large double-pointed, one square-heeled presser, one flounce and one fluter), plus two double-pointed stands, one square mat and yellow wrapping paper for "The DOVER Wax Pad"; all fitted inside a handleless oak case with hinged lid having two hook-and-post fasteners. "ASBESTOS / SAD IRON" cast in tops of all cores. All hoods stamped inside their handles on the face of the heat shield with maker guarantee and patent information.

Complete set; three cores and the two double-pointed stands still in original wrapping paper. Paper lining lid interior with product name missing.

Maker is Dover Manufacturing Company of Canal Dover, OH (not to be confused with Dover Stamping and Manufacturing Co. of Dover, NH, established 1833). Business was started by Charles T. Johnson-Vea and Ole Tverdahl in Stoughton, WI, in 1893 and moved to Ohio in 1900; produced exclusively asbestos sad irons. Tverdahl received U.S. Patent No. 649,968 on May 22, 1900 for the flip-over spring clasp or latch locking mechanism (covered improvements in hood and core).

"Ashburton" Celery Vase

National Museum of American History

"Ashburton" Goblet

National Museum of American History

"Ashburton" Sugar Bowl

National Museum of American History

"At Your Command"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song "At Your Command.." with lyrics by Harry Tobias and Bing Crosby, and music by Harry Barris. It was published by Robbins Music Corporation in New York, New York in 1931.

"Avalon"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song "Avalon," with lyrics and music by Al Jolson and Vincent Rose. It was published by Jerome H. Remick and Company of New York and Detroit in 1920.

"BETSY ROSS E-Z-WAY" Travel Iron

National Museum of American History
Wood-handled, double-pointed, electric travel iron stored in a black oval case with two snap closures on front that open to reveal a padded interior lined with orange satin weave silk. Black woven cloth-covered twisted cord has spiral spring at body and two-prong circular plug. Case has rounded wood top and bottom; an embossed plain weave cloth covers its sides. Blue tag with product name and maker affixed to top of iron. No marks on case. Both prongs on plug marked "METROPOLITAN".

Maker is Central Flatiron Mfg. Co. of Johnson City, NY; company started in 1909, appears to have made only gas irons until the late 1910s or early 1920s. Produced a "Betsy Ross" line of appliances (various models of irons and stoves). Plug possibly made by Metropolitan Electric Mfg. Co. of Long Island City, NY, or Metropolitan Device Corp. of Brooklyn, NY; both in business in the 1910 and 1920s.

"Baby Born Today" by Elizabeth Mitchell and Friends (from The Sounding Joy)

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
"The Sounding Joy" available here: http://goo.gl/hcoMOt The Sounding Joy is a spirited collection of folk carols drawn from Ruth Crawford Seeger's 1953 songbook American Folk Songs for Christmas. Featuring Elizabeth Mitchell and a luminary list of her musical family, friends, and neighbors, this album celebrates the spirit of community and homespun traditions that existed in times before the commercialization of Christmas. Natalie Merchant, Aoife O'Donovan, Amy Helm, John Sebastian, Dan Zanes, Happy Traum, and many others including special guest Peggy Seeger all add their voices to pay tribute to a collection revered in the canon of American Music. From the liner notes: This song is a "shout"—a traditional part of the all-night Watch Night services held on Christmas Eve at churches in the South. In Ruth's own words: "Song and sermon and prayer flow back and forth with little break from one to the other. Leader and group are joint worshipers and makers of song. A short phrase of music and a brief refrain fill long spaces of night, with each minute detail of the Christmas story lined out—new lines improvised, old lines remembered." Performed and recorded live at the The Pewter Shop at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY. Performers: Amy Helm Byron Isaacs Daniel Littleton Natalie Merchant Mike Merenda Elizabeth Mitchell Simi Stone Ruthy Ungar Directed by Kale Kaposhilin Director of Photography: Chris Rahm Camera Operator: Ben Fundis Assistant Director / Gaffer: John Butters Recording Engineer: Guthrie Lord Editor: Chris Rahm Mixing Engineer: Guthrie Lord A Production of Evolving Media Network The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (/www.si.edu/copyright/). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.

"Ballad of the Unknown Soldier"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song “Ballad of the Unknown Soldier,” with words and music by Bob Shon’soro Knox. It was published by Robert B. Knox Publications in Quartz Hill, California in 1984.

"Banded Vernon Honeycomb" Goblet

National Museum of American History

"Barre Ratta" silk suiting

National Museum of American History
Length of silk suiting: tradename "Barre Ratta". An all silk fabric having a coarse knotty appearance produced by a plain yarn warp and a novelty yarn filling. Originated by John G. Bentley, for men's wear.. Victory Silk Co., Paterson, NJ, 1915.

The weft yarns are plied with short and long strands of silk fiber of uneven diameter, creating the highly textured surface effect. The tradename Barre Ratta is probably a take-off on the traditional fabrication, barathea, originally a wool and silk textile with a broken twill weave giving a pebbled texture.

"Barred Forget-Me-Not"

National Museum of American History

"Barred Forget-Me-Not"

National Museum of American History

"Basic Boxing Moves" poster featuring Muhammad Ali

National Museum of American History

"Basket of Fruit"

National Museum of American History

"Basketweave"

National Museum of American History
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