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Ramjet, Research Vehicle, F-23

National Air and Space Museum
This is the F-23 research rocket used during 1950-1954 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at its research facility at Wallops Island, Virginia, to test ramjet engines under actual flight conditions.

Each of the ramjet pods produced a thrust of 1,000 pounds (450 kg), using acetylene and rammed-in air. Supersonic speeds were obtained at altitudes up to 159,000 feet (48,460 m). The F-23 also made important contributions in testing various ramjet fuels. This object was donated in 1979 to the Smithsonian by NASA.

MarineGEO: A Global Research Network

Smithsonian TMON
The marine environment is a complex system with a deep past, fragile present, and uncertain future. MarineGEO integrates scientific disciplines through a collaborative network to understand how coastal marine biodiversity is distributed across the globe. By investing in experiments and long-term observations, MarineGEO aims to understand how and why this biodiversity changes over time so society can take informed steps to ensure a healthy future for coastal ecosystems. Music: "Memorized" by Josh Woodward. Free download from https://joshwoodward.com

Research -- a Natural Resource, II

National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Smithsonian Institution Archives

With nineteen museums and research centers, the Smithsonian Institution is so much more than just the buildings on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In fact, if you drive about 33 miles east of the National Mall, you will find the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), located in Edgewater, Maryland, and this year, the site is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.

SERC was originally established in 1965 as the Chesapeake Center for Field Biology after Robert Lee Forrest bequeathed the land to the Smithsonian upon his death in 1962. The original land donation was 365 acres, but additional grants allowed the Smithsonian to purchase the surrounding land and increase the site to 933 acres by the end of 1969. Further funding and acquisitions have allowed SERC to expand to the 2,650 acres it currently occupies today.

Even though scientists began conducting research on the site shortly after it was acquired, SERC did not hire its first full-time resident scientist until 1974. By that time, more than 15 scientists were already conducting research at the center on everything from tidal marsh plant communities to water quality in Muddy Creek River on a regular basis. In 1975, the visitor’s center, now known as the Reed Education Center, officially opened as the first new building constructed on the site. In the early 1980’s, a laboratory building was constructed as a more permanent facility in which scientists could conduct their research on the area. The area was officially renamed the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in 1985.

A few years ago, SERC began remodeling the original laboratory, and last year they opened the brand new Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory, the Smithsonian’s first LEED-platinum building. The remodeled laboratory includes roof-mounted solar panels to provide hot water for the building, as well as additional panels which provide a portion of the building’s electricity. Also, 100 percent of the water used in the laboratory is recycled with all greywater being processed through an onsite treatment plant and then reused for things such as fire suppression and bathrooms. Additionally, three large cisterns, and a series of cascading wetland pools containing native plants, capture rain water for use in irrigation.  The remodel included expanding the original building to more than four times its original size to make space for the ever-growing number of scientists conducting research at SERC.

In addition to the laboratory and education center, SERC has three different trails for visitors to explore. There is also a floating dock where visitors coming by water along the Rhode River can tie up before coming ashore to visit the facilities. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is open to the public Monday through Saturday, so be sure to check it out!

 


The Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory. Behind the sign is a series of cascading wetland pools containing native plants. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


The Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory. Behind the sign is a series of cascading wetland pools containing native plants. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


The Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory. Behind the sign is a series of cascading wetland pools containing native plants. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


One of three cisterns that capture rain water for use in irrigation. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


One of three cisterns that capture rain water for use in irrigation. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


One of three cisterns that capture rain water for use in irrigation. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


Rack of boots used in the wetlands at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


Rack of boots used in the wetlands at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


Rack of boots used in the wetlands at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


One of the new laboratories in the Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


One of the new laboratories in the Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


One of the new laboratories in the Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


Grass specimens currently being studied by a scientist in the Mathias Laboratory. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


Grass specimens currently being studied by a scientist in the Mathias Laboratory. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


Grass specimens currently being studied by a scientist in the Mathias Laboratory. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


View of the Big Island from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center dock. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


View of the Big Island from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center dock. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


View of the Big Island from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center dock. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


A crab shell on an aquarium at the Reed Education Center. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


A crab shell on an aquarium at the Reed Education Center. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.


A crab shell on an aquarium at the Reed Education Center. Photo by Kira Sobers, September 12, 2015.

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Boat-billed Heron at Bocas Research Station

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Video showing a Boat-billed heron, Cochlearius cochlearius, at STRI's Bocas del Toro Research Station, Panama. Video by: Jim Roper, Edited by: Rachel Collin For more information about the Bocas del Toro Research Station, see /www.stri.org/bocas To follow Bocas del Toro Research Station's activities on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bocas-del-Toro-Panama/Bocas-del-Toro-Research-Station/52954902197?ref=search&sid=806740301.3119397756..1

Bocas del Toro Research Station Housing Accommodations

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
A quick tour through the housing accommodations of STRI's Bocas del Toro Research Station. You can also find Bocas Research Station on FaceBook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bocas-Del-Toro-Panama/Bocas-del-Toro-Research-Station/52954902197?ref=ts

Bocas del Toro Research Station Tour

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
A brief tour through the installations at STRI's Bocas del Toro Research Station. You can also find Bocas Research Station on FaceBook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bocas-Del-Toro-Panama/Bocas-del-Toro-Research-Station/52954902197?ref=ts

Teaching Moment: Research Takes a Right Turn

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

by Philip Kiefer In the messy world of science, real progress often happens when experiments don’t go as planned. It’s in these moments that scientists learn that the world doesn’t work like they expected. This year, two teaching fellows at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) had a taste of that during a summer project […]

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Kensington stone, Record Unit 95 - Photograph Collection, 1850s - , Smithsonian Institution Archives, neg. no. 38110a.

Will our photos help researchers authenticate the Kensington Runestone, or prove once and for all that it is a fake?  The investigation is ongoing.

When asked what the Smithsonian Institution Archives collects, we say we hold records about the history of the Smithsonian and its people, programs, research, and activities. While accurate, this doesn’t really give anyone a clue about what is actually in those records.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives Reference Term handles an average of around 6,000 queries per year, and if you ask us what people have been researching at the Archives recently, you’ll get some pretty interesting responses. Although not comprehensive, here’s a snapshot of the diverse range of information encompassed by the history of the world’s largest museum complex!

Over the past three months, researcher projects have included:

  • History of the American Society of Herpetologists and Ichthyologists
  • History of the Waterbird Society
  • Plant Geography
  • History of botany
  • George Washington University's Methods in Museum Anthropology class made its annual visit to use the microfilm of the Smithsonian's accession files
  • Postmodern historicism on exhibit
  • Early 20th century museum pedagogy
  • Smithsonian educational initiatives
  • The Kensington runestone

In addition, the movie, The Galapagos Affair, brought renewed interest in our records of 1930s Galapagos colonists and explorations.  

Upcoming publications using our photos or documents include:

President Richard M. Nixon Inaugural Ball at the National Museum of History and Technology, now known as the National Museum of American History. January 20, 1969, by Richard K, Hofmeister, Record Unit 285 - National Museum of History and Technology, Office of the Director, Photographs, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives, neg. no. SIA2008-1905.

The Department of State used numerous Smithsonian Institution Archives images in their American Spaces Program, including the Richard M. Nixon Inaugural Ball, January 20, 1969 at the National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History)

Most Unusual reference Inquiry:

Question: We recently came across an article published in the Evening Star January 19, 1863. A similar article appeared in the paper the day before.  We were curious if there were any records about this in the Archives, and if any more information was available about this case. The article reads:

It should be known that Mrs. Wren, by hand magnetism, has caused eight living reptiles to be expelled from a boy named Williams, living on 23rd street, between G and H, where the boy may be seen.  He had been treated by the faculty without success for four months previous.  At the request of Prof. Henry the reptiles have been presented to the Smithsonian Institute by Mrs. Wren.  Her residence is No. 445 K street, between 6th and 7th streets. 

Answer: A search of 1863 Smithsonian records didn’t turn up any reference to Mrs. Wren’s eight expelled reptiles. I fear that she was indulging a practice similar to the  the sleight of hand tricks common to Brazilian psychic surgeons and other disreputable fortune tellers. . For what it’s worth, 19th century flim-flam artists loved to give their “discoveries” credence by stating that someone from the Smithsonian had shown interest.

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Hummingbirds at Bocas del Toro Research Station

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
STRI's Bocas del Toro Research Station is home to many species of plans and animals. Rufous-tailed Hummingbirds (Amazilia tzacatl) are often seen flying from flower to flower, and then hurrying of to their nests. In this video, hummingbirds are seen caring for their young and guarding the feeder.

BRS Research Site: Casa Blanca, Isla Colon

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
This video shows the diversity of underwater habitats you can see in just 4 or 5 minutes along the protected coast of Isla Colon. Bocas del Toro is a global hotspot for sponge diversity and still hosts healthy stands of staghorn and elkhorn coral.

BRS Research Site: Crawl Cay (shallow)

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
This short video shows the diversity of habitats you can see at Crawl Cay in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Henry's Early Research in Electromagnetism

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Image is of Henry's Albany magnet created in the 1820s, Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number 39,040.

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, vol. 21, no. 356, Article III. "A Memorial of Joseph Henry," including Obsequies, Memorial Exercises at the Capitol and Memorial Proceedings of Societies. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1881, p. 212-237.

Reingold, Nathan, ed. The Papers of Joseph Henry, The Albany Years, December 1797 - October 1832, vol. 1. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, p. 201, 312, 316-320, 335-426.

Joseph Henry presents his first contribution to electrical science entitled, "On some Modifications of the Electro-Magnetic Apparatus," at a meeting of the Albany Institute. He becomes the first to construct an electromagnet formed by tightly wrapping multiple coils of an insulated conducting wire around an iron bar. He will demonstrate the difference between this electromagnet, a "quantity" magnet, and the type devised by Gerard Moll of Holland in 1830, which relied on only a single coil. Henry also experiments with the effects of a continuous coil of very great length, or "intensity" magnet, and will publish these experiments in 1831. In 1831, Henry and Michael Faraday will independently induce electrical currents by charging magnetic forces, although Faraday will publish his results first.

Hot Topics in Archival Research

Smithsonian Institution Archives

When asked what the Smithsonian Institution Archives collects, we say we hold records about the history of the Smithsonian and its people, programs, research, and activities. While accurate, this doesn't really give anyone a clue about what is actually in those records.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives Reference Team handles an average of around 6,000 queries per year, and if you ask us what people have been researching at the Archives recently, you'll get some pretty interesting responses. Although not comprehensive, here's a snapshot of the diverse range of information encompassed by the history of the world's largest museum complex!

Samuel P. Langley studying flight of birds, 1901, Record Unit 95: Photograph Collection, 1850s- , Smithsonian Institution Archives, neg. no. MAH-21444.

Over the past three months, researcher queries have included:

Thaddeus Lowe's balloon test of the "Intrepid" at the battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862, by Brady & Co. Lowe's balloon was used for reconnaissance for the Union Army during the Civil War. The test was supported by Smithsonian Institution Secretary Joseph Henry, who served as President Abraham Lincoln's scientific advisor during the war. The photo will be published in the childrens’ book, "No Way, Way Road Trip!" Record Unit 95: Photograph Collection, 1850s- , Smithsonian Institution Archives, neg. no. SIA2011-0961.

Permissions to upcoming publications using our photos or documents include:

  • Wouter Montfrooij,  Astronomy! A conceptual introduction from the Big Bang
  • Anthony Burton, The Locomotive Pioneers, 1801-1851
  • Norton & Co. for Glenda Gilmore's These United States
  • Edward R. Landa, Assessment of Atmospheric Sulfate Deposition and its Historical Roots in Soil Science
  • Left/Right Productions, The History Channel's Search for Lost Giants
  • Michael G. Littman, Journal of the Washington Academy of Science
  • The Avemco Insurance Co., for its digital newsletter On Approach
  • Penguin Books, No Way, Way Road Trip!

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Winter’s arrival brings the annual increase of requests for photos by Wilson A. "Snowflake" Bentley (Record Unit 31 - Office of the Secretary, Correspondence, 1866-1906), Smithsonian Institution Archives, Neg. No. SIA2013-9128.

When asked what the Smithsonian Institution Archives collects, we say we hold records about the history of the Smithsonian and its people, programs, research, and activities. While accurate, this doesn’t really give anyone a clue about what is actually in those records.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives Reference Term handles an average of around 6,000 queries per year, and if you us what people have been researching at the Archives recently, you’ll get some pretty interesting responses. Although not comprehensive, here’s a snapshot of the diverse range of information encompassed by the history of the world’s largest museum complex!

Over the past three months, researcher projects have included:

  • National Museum of American History’s upcoming 50th anniversary
  • Theodore Roosevelt’s African expedition
  • Post-Modern historicism in exhibits
  • History of the American Society of Icthyologists and Herpetologists
  • Plant geography
  • The Paleontology Hall at the National Museum of Natural History, for renovations to the  Dinosaur  Hall
  • Collecting & interpreting objects relating to George Washington
  • William Healey Dall
  • The history of tropical research in the US
  • Zoological imagination in America

The Smithsonian's pilot aluminum-can recycling program started early in February 1990 when forty-four containers like the one pictured were placed at the National Museum of American History The US Department of State will use this photo on its internal website. Accession 98-015 - Office of Public Affairs, The Torch, 1989-1994, Smithsonian Institution Archives, Neg. No. 89-21916-8.

Upcoming publications using the Archives' photos or documents include:

  • Wright Brothers National Memorial, State of the Park Report
  • Leslie Bedford, The Art of Museum Exhibitions
  • Ted Binnema, Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson’s Bay Co. and Scientific Networks
  • The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark: the Institute and its Collections
  • Robert Kett, "Ornithologists in Olman," The Museum Journal, April 2014
  • Julian Zelizar, A Great Society: The Fight for Liberalism, 1963-1968

Annual List of Publications by Smithsonian Institution ArchivesFellows and Interns

  • Gibson, Abraham H. 2013. "Edward O. Wilson and the Organicist Tradition," The Journal of the History of Biology, 46 (3)
  • Gibson, Abraham H., Kwapich, Christina L. and Lang, Martha. 2013. "The Roots of Multilevel Selection: Concepts of Biological Individuality in the Early Twentieth Century." History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 35 (4)
  • Henson, Pamela M. 2013. "O Instituto Smithsonian: Arquivos e a Historia da Ciencia." Acervo, Revista Da Arquivo Nacional, 26 (1): 113-122.
  • Leventhal, Richard M. and Daniels, Brian I. 2013. "'Orphaned Objects,' Ethical Standards, and the Acquisition of Antiquities." DePaul Journal of Art, Technology, and Intellectual Property Law, 23 (2): 339-361.
  • Takarabe, Kae. 2013. "Bibliographical Essay on The History of Science and Technology at the Smithsonian Institution: Focusing on women in science and technology." The History of Science of Tokai, 5: 43-51.
  • Takarabe, Kae. 2013. "Essay on B. S. Lyman's Collecting Ainu Objects: Focusing on General Instructions to the Assistants of the Geological Survey of Hokkaido." Bulletin of the Historical Museum of Hokkaido, 41: 147-152.
  • Takarabe, Kae. 2013. "Research on Technological Innovation in Science Museums and the Use of its Results: A Case Study of the Smithsonian Institution." Lectures and Reports of 31th Symposium-Range and Scope of History of Technology in Japan: Learning about the History of Technology, and Technological, 3: 24-39.
  • Takarabe, Kae. 2012. "Study on the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation: Science Communication at the Smithsonian Institution." Journal of the Museological Society of Japan, 37 (2): 135-159.

Most Unusual Reference Inquiry: Does the Smithsonian have Radar's teddy bear from the TV show, M*A*S*H?

Most people assume the teddy bear owned by Radar (actor Gary Burghoff) came to the Smithsonian when the program ended. After all, we received the donation of a large collection of  M*A*S*H memorabilia that was displayed in a 1983 exhibit at the National Museum of American History.

A "Radar's Teddy bear" file in Record Unit 360 - National Museum of American History, Office of Public Affairs, Records, circa 1970-1985contains several 1984 memos planning an event at the National Museum of American History for the proposed donation. However, there's nothing that indicates that such an event ever occurred. The registrar's office at the National Museum of American History confirmed that the teddy bear had not been accessioned. Something must have happened to prevent the teddy bear donation.

Online research revealed that the teddy was missing until 2005, when it brought $10,000 at auction. In a  2007 Orlando Sentinal interview, Burghoff confirmed that the bear was never at the Smithsonian, had disappeared 30 years earlier, and was purchased at the aforementioned auction by a medical student who then sold the bear to him.

Now where was that bear between 1984 and 2005?

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"Sunrise after a long winter." A man and his dogs gaze at the sun seen by the Rasmussen expedition for the first time after the winter. Photograph taken on Kent Peninsula, on Dease Strait, Northwest Territories, Canada, by Lee Hansen, photographer of Knud Rasmussen expeditions. Image # 2005-8640 

'AIt’s been an exciting year at the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Reference and Photo Fulfillment merged to form an expanded Reference Team, streamlining the process of ordering photos and obtaining permission to publish them.

In addition, the photo collections housed at the former Smithsonian Photographic Services spaces in the National Museum of American History have been moved to a newly completed Cold Vault storage facility at the Smithsonian Institution Support Center in Landover, Maryland. This is the culmination of six years of planning, building and moving.

Researchers will have access to these images through our website. This quarter’s Hot Topics illustrations are examples of seasonal photographs currently available online. 

When asked what the Smithsonian Institution Archives collects, we say we hold records about the history of the Smithsonian and its people, programs, research, and activities. While accurate, this doesn’t really give anyone a clue about what is actually in those records.

The SIA Reference Term handles an average of around 6,000 queries per year, and if you ask us what people have been researching at the Archives recently, you’ll get some pretty interesting responses. Although not comprehensive, here’s a snapshot of the diverse range of information encompassed by the history of the world’s largest museum complex!

'WinterOver the past three months,  researcher projects have included:

  • The Smithsonian’s SITES program
  • Smithsonian Castle façade
  • Handbook of the North American Indian
  • Scopes Trial
  • The Curies
  • History of computers at the Smithsonian Institution
  • The Fines Arts Commission and the National Gallery
  • Data collection practices at the Smithsonian
  • Egg collecting in the nineteenth century
  • Weather observations
  • Museum dioramas
  • George Gibbs
  • Smithsonian expeditions
  • The Roosevelt expedition
  • Marine research
  • The Smithsonian’s railroad locomotive collection
  • Atomic testing sites

'Walcott Upcoming publications using our photos or documents include:

  • Anthony Burton, The Locomotive Pioneers 1801-1851
  • Xiaofei Kang & Donald Sutton, Contesting the Yellow Dragon: Ethnicity, religion and the State in the Sino-Tibetan Borderland
  • Andrew Kirk and Kristian Purcell, Doom Towns: The Contested Landscapes of Atomic Testing
  • Michael Glazer, Crystallography: A Very Short Introduction
  • Richard H. Robbins, Mark Nathan Cohen, Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation
  • The Liberty Science Center, "Beyond Rubik's Cube" exhibit

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Allergy sufferers can thank biochemist and bacteriologist, Ruby Hirose, for her research in pollen extracts. Accession 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives, image no. SIA2008-3224.

When asked what the Smithsonian Institution Archives collects, we say we hold records about the history of the Smithsonian and its people, programs, research, and activities. While accurate, this doesn't really give anyone a clue about what is actually in those records.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives Reference Team handles an average of around 6,000 queries per year, and if you us what people have been researching at the Archives recently, you'll get some pretty interesting responses. Although not comprehensive, here's a snapshot of the diverse range of information encompassed by the history of the world's largest museum complex!

After the death of the famous racehorse Lexington in 1875, his owner donated the horse's bones to the Smithsonian Institution. The pioneering taxidermist Henry Augustus Ward was called in to supervise the preparation of the skeleton, which is displayed outside the Castle Building in this cyanotype. Record Unit 7074 - Leonhard Stejneger Papers, Smithsonian Institution Archives, image no. SIA2015-004061.

Over the past three months, researcher queries have included:

  • Harry Ladd and the Great Barrier Reef
  • History of computers at the Smithsonian
  • The Handbook of North American Indians
  • National Museum of Natural History construction
  • Enola Gay exhibition
  • The racehorse Lexington
  • Galapagos Islands colonists
  • Influence of Smithsonian on bird egg collecting
  • The Columbian Institute
  • Impact of nuclear isotopes on the coral structures
  • Smithsonian Meteorological Project
  • Society for Marine Mammology
  • David Griffiths cactus photos
  • American Encounters exhibition
  • Elk migration

Permissions to upcoming publications using our photos or documents include:

  • Smithsonian Journeys Quarterly - Publication of Smithsonian Journeys which organizes tours around the world used our image of archaeologist, Ephraim George Squier.
  • E.  Samantha Cheng used our image of Ruby Hirose in a public service announcement for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
  • Susan Bullers, images of women scientists for promotional material for The Buddy Study.
  • Australia’s Wildbear Entertainment used our image of French inventor, engineer and chemist Georges Claude in a documentary film on the history of neon.  
  • The Linnean Society of London used our image of Martha, the last passenger pigeon, in their newsletter, Pulse.

May Preston Slosson organized a series of Sunday afternoon lectures for the prisoners at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Laramie. In 1899, the position of chaplain at the nearly all-male prison became vacant and Slosson was appointed to the position at the request of the inmates. Accession 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives, image no. SIA2009-3435.

Most unusual lreference  request

We were contacted by Wyoming State Prison for a photograph of Mary Preston Slosson that will be featured in a permanent exhibit at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site.

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