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Holocaust

This is a Learning Lab analyzing 15 pictures on the Holocaust with five embedded questions.

Joseph Lewis
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May the Road Rise Up to Meet You: St. Patty's Day Fun

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring St. Patrick's Day. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also watch a free Brainpop video about St. Patrick's Day, read articles about magic folk, and listen to the read aloud Rainbow Fish. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
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Subject: Photographers at Work

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This is an assortment of photographs depicting photographers at work, studios and businesses, advertising for photography business and services, business cards and press passes, and equipment on location.

See also People with Cameras and Portraits of Photographers.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): photographs and cameras, photographers on site, photography studio, photography gallery, photographic gallery, photographic studio, photography business, working photographer, advertisement, daguerreotypist, ambrotypist, tintypist, ferrotype gallery, tintype gallery, floating gallery, certificate, awards, patch, insignia

Keyword (photography): gelatin silver print, stereoview, stereograph, real photo postcard, ephemera, press print, cabinet card, carte-de-visite, combination print, combination photography, broadside


NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Museums

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This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to museum activities, museum interiors and exteriors, and museum education.

For other images and Smithsonian-related museum activities, search collections.si.edu and siarchives.si.edu.

Keywords (subject): museum architecture, museum exterior, museum interior, museum gallery, exhibition, framed art works, paintings, sculptures, guests, visitors, museum education, museum learning, museum socializing, natural history museum, art museum, The Met, Boston, Washington, DC, The Castle

Keywords (photograph): gelatin silver print, reportage, press print, stereoview, real photo postcard, street photography, documentary photography, fine art photography

Other related Learning Lab collections include, Art Making and DisplayPhotographers at Work, and Portraits of Photographers.

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Eateries

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This is a sampling of photographs related to dining out from the Photographic History Collection.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: restaurant, cafe, bar, dining room, diner, waiter, waitress, serving staff, hostess, ice cream shop, burger joint, pizza joint, pizzeria, food court, cafeteria, food hall, drive-through, fast food, coffee shop, saloon, canteen, chop house, grill, lunch room, watering hole, inn, dive, drive in, donut house, greasy spoon, hamburger stand, luncheonette, night club, soda fountain, deli, bistro, automat, tea house, beer garden, biergarten

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Disaster, Tragedy, and Crisis

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This is an assortment of photographs related to disasters and crisis from the Photographic History Collection.

Not included in this collection are war photography or September 11, 2001. See Learning Lab collection September 11, 2001 for photographs from that historical event. The Learning Lab collection, Firefighting contains many more stereoview/stereograph images of the Great Boston Fire.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: disaster, tragedy, crisis, refugee, flood, fire, famine, freeze, tornado, hurricane, tsunami, car crash, airplane crash, windstorm, dam break, ship wreck, earthquake, ice pack, typhoon, tsunami

Keywords (photography): press print, photojournalism, current events, real photo postcard


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Subject: Firefighting

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This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to firefighting and firefighters.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: fire, firefighter, firefighting, fireman, firemen, rescue, first responder, parade, helmet, safety gear,  public safety, hero, fire house, fire wagon, fire truck, September 11, 2001, 9/11, Ground Zero, World Trade Center, tragedy, house fire, fire investigation

Keywords (photography): press print, daguerreotype, ambrotype, real photo postcard, chromogenic print, color photography

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Baseball

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This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to baseball and baseball players.

For additional objects and images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: baseball, baseball player, bat, mitt, glove, baseball diamond, baseball field, scoreboard, World Series, baseball uniform, umpire, baseball team, baseball team owner, baseball fan

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Subject: Healthcare

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This collection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to the topic of medicine and healthcare covers a wide range of medical and healthcare relate topics. The photographs were created in a variety of formats and process with a range of styles, genres, and intended use, including entertainment.

Search for additional images at collections.si.edu. 

Keywords (healthcare): nurses, doctors, dentist, medical care professional, hospital, sanatoriums, clinics, first aid, mental health, surgery, x-rays, ambulance, cast, crutches, wheelchair, vaccination, immunization, diseases, fundraising, nursing home, child birth, surgery, patients, alternate medicine, epidemic

Keywords (photography): portraiture, photo journalism, documentary photography, snapshot photography, real photo postcards, motion pictures, albums, fine art photography, press prints, stereoviews, stereograph

The Lauren Greenfield collection in Learning Lab features her photographs related women's weight, mental health, and psychological challenges. The J. Ross Baughman collection in Learning Lab features photographs related to his series Beautified which includes photographs of breast surgery, eyelid surgery, and other medical procedures. The Photographic History Collection also has images of breastfeeding. 

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Subject: Night

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This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to the night, made at night, night shift workers, and photographs made with experimental light at night.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: moon, dark, lights, nighttime, sky, night shift, flashlight, fire light, camp fire

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Who "Cares?"

What does a comparison of the collections of Smithsonian's  Museum of American History, Division of Science and Medicine   (Washington, D.C.) 

and its local affiliate the Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland, Ohio) 

tell us about Collecting and the recognition of women in medicine and Science?

Kimberly Lenahan
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Special Women

This collection identifies connections between the NMAH Medicine and Science and Cleveland Women who played pivotal roles in the development of health care specialty fields.

Kimberly Lenahan
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MLK: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can also watch a free Brainpop video about him as well as his speeches. As a family you can talk about how these pictures tell a story of the life of MLK. What story does it tell? What mgiht be missing? At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
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Young People Affecting Politics

Throughout American History, young people have led, influenced, and defined the outcomes of our elections and politics. By organizing, lobbying, advocating, protesting, and voting, young voices supply our democracy with a never-ending source of fresh ideas, concerns, and hopes. This tradition continues today, as voters ages 18 to 24 make up the biggest potential voting bloc in modern elections.

This Learning Lab collection can be used in conjunction with a short video that challenges young people to reflect on and discuss “What will you stand for?” Find the video and additional resources here: https://historyexplorer.si.edu...

This video is part of a series of short films from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History that looks at how young people have historically shaped public opinion and outcomes. These brief videos help young people learn from the civic actions of youth in the past to become thoughtful, informed, and active participants in their democracy today. Through historical stories of youth engaged in our elections and politics, these videos show how youth have made history through civic action and challenge today’s young people to continue shaping their democracy. 

Wright Library
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LGBT Rights and History

This teaching collection contains resources to support a more inclusive United States history curriculum. It includes documents, videos, and websites related to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-, and other sexual minorities) movement. The collection is divided into the following themes:

-People

-Pride and Diversity of Experiences (reflecting a range of LGBT identities)

-History, Challenges, and Accomplishments

-Additional Resources

This is a work-in-progress based on the digitized materials within the Smithsonian Learning Lab's collection--it is not meant to be wholly definitive or authoritative.

Wright Library
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Elementary U.S. Government

This playlist on U.S. government is designed for self-guided learning with intermittent check-ins for elementary age students. The learning tasks are divided over five days, designed for 30-35 minutes per day, and build on each other. However, students are able to work on this playlist at their own pace. Students have the option to complete the tasks online by connecting through Google classroom or access Google doc versions of each formative and summative assessments for work online and/or offline. By the end of the week, students choose one of three inquiry questions and answer it using the claim, support, question thinking routine.

  • Formative assessments are represented by a chevron (Learning Check In and Tasks).
  • Summative assessments are represented by a circle (Final Task).
  • Google doc versions of all formative and summative assessments are in the tiles immediately after the digital versions. 

*Social Studies and Visual Arts standards vary by state for elementary grades. We recommend educators and caregivers consult their student and child's state standards for these two subjects.

National Museum of American History
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Smithsonian Social Studies Online: Who are 'We, the People'? / Smithsonian Estudios Sociales en Línea:¿Quién es ‘Nosotros, el Pueblo’?

This collection contains lesson plans and resources from across the Smithsonian to help students critically examine this essential question through multiple Social Studies content areas. 

Esta colección contiene planes de lecciones y recursos de todo el Smithsonian para ayudar a estudiantes a examinar críticamente esta esencial pregunta a través de múltiples areas de contenido en Estudios Sociales.

National Museum of American History
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Subject: Storefronts and shop windows

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This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection related to storefronts and shop windows.

For photographs related to domestic windows, see Learning Lab collection, Window Views.

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Please, note this collection will expand as images are identified and added.

Keywords (subject): window, window frames, window glass, window reflections, humor, business, advertising, store, shop, shopping, walking down the street, businessmen, businesswomen, architecture, downtown, Main Street, First Street, High Street

Keywords (photography):  street photography, documentary photography, photojournalism, reportage, composition, black and white photography, color photography, real photo postcards, gelatin silver print, stereoview, stereograph, 

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Introducing Hokusai: Mad about Painting

This Learning Lab Collection introduces three themes from the Hokusai:  Mad about Painting exhibition and provides works of art, classroom activities, and discussion questions associated with each theme. 

Tags:  #AsiaTeachers; Be a Reporter; customs; daily life; dragons; Edo; Great Wave; Hokusai; Japan; nature; New Year; personification; poetry; power; Project Zero; Mount Fuji; See Think Wonder; Step Inside; symbols; thunder; woodblock print

About the exhibition:

Hokusai:  Mad about Painting
November 23, 2019–November 8, 2020
Freer Gallery of Art, galleries 5–8

The Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely recognized for a single image—Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa, an icon of global art—yet he produced thousands of works throughout his long life. Charles Lang Freer recognized the artist’s vast abilities before many other collectors, and he assembled the world’s largest collection of paintings, sketches, and drawings by Hokusai. In commemoration of the centennial of Freer’s death in 1919, and in celebration of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 2020, the Freer Gallery presents a yearlong exploration of the prolific career of Katsushika Hokusai. Works large and small are on view, from six-panel folding screens and hanging scrolls to paintings and drawings. Also included are rare hanshita-e, drawings for woodblock prints that were adhered to the wood and frequently destroyed in the process of carving the block prior to printing. Among the many featured works are Hokusai’s manga, his often-humorous renderings of everyday life in Japan. Together, these works reveal an artistic genius who thought he might finally achieve true mastery in painting—if he lived to the age of 110.


Freer and Sackler Galleries
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The Holocaust: Compelling Question Collection

#TeachingInquiry

This collection focuses around answering the compelling question below by looking at primary and secondary Holocaust sources. 

Compelling Question: 

Is it important to continue to study the Holocaust today?

Amy Isaacson
12
 

Subject: Window Views

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This is an assortment of photographs from the Photographic History Collection at the National Museum of American History related to windows. This collection was created in response to the COVID-19 quarantine project known as window serenade.

The photographs in this collection were made by snapshot, amateur, commercial, fine art, and professional photographers. They used windows for a range of artistic, cultural, metaphorical, and other purposes. The photographic processes and formats are as diverse as their uses for display, communication, documentation, entertainment, and expression.

Photographers included in this collection are, Paul Anderson, Max Baur, Paul Caponigro, Mac Cosgrove-Davies, Rudolf Eickemeyer Jr,  Elliot Erwitt, Elizabeth Bliss Howe, Gertrude Kasebier, Frederick Langenheim and Alexander Beckers, Fred Maroon, Joel Meyerowitz, Chuck Mintz, Carl Mydans, Titian Ramsay Peale, Charles Ruston, Kosti Ruohomaa, Burk Uzzle, Diana Walker, Edward Weston, and Joseph Zalensky.

This Learning Lab collection focuses primarily on domestic spaces and photographer's studios rather than storefront windows or notably public spaces. 

For additional images, search collections.si.edu.

Keywords: window, windows, through my window, from my window, sunlit, window light, view from window, out window, looking out of window, window serenade, view to exterior

Historical notes:

The Langenheim and Beckers photograph from their studio window may be the first paper photograph of New York City. 

Titian Ramsay Peale made experimental photographs and views from his Washington, DC home in the 1850s.

Charles Rushton photographed photographers living and working in the American southwest in the 1980s. For more than the few seen in this collection, see the collection Charles Rushton in the Learning Lab.


NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Photographer: Atget, Eugène

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This is a collection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection of work by Eugene Atget. The portrait of Atget is by Bernice Abbot. 

The Eugène Atget collection consists of fourteen silver albumen prints made between 1907 and 1908. On the back of each print the title and dates are handwritten by the artist. On a few, a number is etched in the negative. All of the photographs present different scenes in Paris, France. Most are architectural in subject matter, but some do include individuals. Each print is approximately 7 x 8.5 inches and is not mounted.

Keywords: albumen, French architecture, street views, store windows, Paris, France, portrait, windows


Edited text from finding aid:

Le Pére Atget, as Man Ray fondly called him, was born in Libourne, France in 1857. As a young man, he was drawn not to photography, but to the stage. Although he was drafted into the army in 1878 and remained on active duty for several years, Atget began studying at the National Conservatory of Music and Drama in 1879. By 1881, his teachers decided he could not handle the joint responsibilities of acting and military duty, and did not ask him to return the following year. Despite his dismissal, Atget went on to perform in small productions for the next ten years. By the time he was forty, he realized he was not going to succeed as an actor. After an initial attempt at painting and a few years of photographic experimentation, Atget finally settled into a Parisian apartment on Rue Campagne Premiere between 1890 and 1891 and hung a small painted sign above his door that defined his work for generations: “Documents pour artistes.”

While Atget is considered to be one of the great early photographers, his work was by no means considered groundbreaking at the time. The first push to document historical architecture in France, and especially Paris, began in the 1850s when the Commission des Monuments Historique was formed to photograph the city. Among the photographers appointed by the commission were Henri Le Secq, who photographed Chartes Cathedral and Reims, Edouard Baldus, and Charles Nègre (COLL.PHOTOS.000054). Atget began his work during a second push around the turn of the century, and was facilitated by technological advances in the mid-1890s that made photography easier for professionals and amateurs. What distinguished Atget from his contemporaries was his decision not to work for an institution where his photographs would be on public record. Rather, he carved his own niche in the market as a freelance photographer.

As a result, in addition to any commissions he received from clients, Atget had the opportunity to seek out subjects that were of personal and professional interest, such as the trees that figure so frequently in collections of his work. Between 1898 and 1927, Atget systematically photographed streets, monuments, historic buildings and dwellings both in Paris and in the outlying areas. His meticulously categorized work was arranged in albums, and he recorded in detail his client’s preferences for different subjects so that he would be prepared when he met with them. To his credit, Atget’s body of work remains perhaps the best pictorial record available of Paris in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

By 1920 when most photographers had switched to smaller and technically superior cameras, Atget continued to use the same 18 x24 view camera he had been using since 1888. Professionally, he was isolated as he did not enjoy the company of a group of peers with whom he could discuss his work. The first publication of his photographs was in “La Revolution Surrealiste” in 1925. Though Atget had been well-known in his business since 1901, this was the first time his work had been identified as artistic rather than merely documentary. Atget himself refused to have his name included in the magazine, and by implication in the movement, explaining that he was simply a purveyor of documents that could be used by other artists. While his work belies this statement, he continued to disassociate himself from Surrealism until his death in 1927.

Both a businessman and artist, Atget sold his work to artists, historians, and even institutions such as the Bibliotheque Nationale during his lifetime. In 1920 the Service Photographique des Monuments Historiques purchased just over 2600 of Atget’s negatives. The remainder of the negatives, as well as any prints that remained following his death, went to his good friend Andre Calmette. Shortly thereafter, Berenice Abbott (COLL.PHOTOS.000017), a young American photographer, persuaded Calmette to sell her the collection so that she could properly introduce it to the world. She and American photographer Walker Evans (COLL.PHOTOS.000024) are testaments to the style and rigor that characterized Atget’s work, and both followed his tradition of documenting the urban landscape and its details.

NMAH Photographic History Collection
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Focusing Our Mind and Bodies

I created this collection for families to do together while schools are closed. I will be making a collection a day while we are out of school. Today we will be exploring focusing our minds and bodies. The idea is for families to look at the items in the collection and consider what they see in the objects and paintings, what they think, and what they wonder. Families can learn about yoga, meditation and mindfulness. There are artifacts to explore and videos to watch. At the end of the collection I have provided a few ideas for families about what to do next.

If you want to learn more about more about See Think Wonder you can click here to see a video of a teacher using the routine in her classroom.

Ellen Rogers
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Photographer: Maroon, Fred J.

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This is a selection of photographs from the Photographic History Collection by Fred J. Maroon of the Nixon Presidency.

These photographs are from the exhibition Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974 hosted at the National Museum of American History, July 29- December 5, 1999.

Copyright Fred J. Maroon.

Keywords: gelatin silver prints, photojournalism, photojournalist, documentary photography, impeachment process, Nixon resignation, President Richard M. Nixon, congressional processes, television, current events, historical events, United States history, presidential history, Washington, DC, White House, Capitol Building, Senate hearings

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