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"'TELLS-U-HOW' Beverage Mixer"

National Museum of American History

"(I Wonder Why?) You're Just in Love"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song “(I Wonder Why?) You’re Just in Love,” by Irving Berlin. It was published by Irving Berlin Music, Inc. in New York, New York in 1950. This song was featured in the 1953, 20th Century Fox musical film Call Me Madam, directed by Walter Lang and starred Ethel Merman, Donald O’Conner, Vera-Ellen, and George Sanders. The film was based on the 1950 musical of he same name.

"(When We Are Dancing) I Get Ideas”

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song “(When We Are Dancing) I Get Ideas.” The song had lyrics written by Dorcas Cochran and music composed by Julio Sanders. The sheet music was published by Hill and Range Songs, Inc. in 1951. The cover features and image of Tony Martin, who “successfully recorded” the song for Victor Records.

"1/2 Pint Gauche Sham" Bar Tumbler

National Museum of American History

"19th Hymn"

National Museum of American History

"1st Sgt. Simmons" sketch in The True Story of Glory Continues

National Museum of American History

"1st Sgt. Simmon" sketch in artist's sketchbook used in the documentary The True Story of Glory Continues. This charcoal sketch depicts a soldier at arms. 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.

"A Bicycle Built for Two"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song “A Bicycle Built for Two (aka “Daisy Bell”),” with words and music by Harry Dacre. Originally published in 1892, this version was published by Calumet Music Company in Chicago, Illinois in 1935. The cover features an image of American jazz singer and bandleader Bob Crosby (1913–1993).

"A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music is for the song “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes,” with words and music by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston. It was published by Walt Disney Music Company in Burbank, California in 1949. This song was written for the Walt Disney animated film Cinderella.

"A Dreamer's Holiday"

National Museum of American History
This sheet music for the song “A Dreamer’s Holiday” was written by Kim Gannon and composed by Mable Wayne. It was published by Skidmore Music Co., Inc. in New York in 1949. This song was popularized by American singer, actor and television personality Perry Como and American popular singer Buddy Clark.

"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 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 Lot of Livin' to Do" from Bye Bye Birdie

National Museum of American History
Sheet music for the song “A Lot of Livin’ to Do” from the 1963 musical film Bye Bye Birdie starring Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, and Ed Sullivan. The film, directed by George Sidney, is based on the Broadway show, which was inspired by Elvis Presley and his being drafted into the army in 1957. Charles Strouse wrote the music and Lee Adams wrote the lyrics for both the musical and the movie.

"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 New Dawn" Commemorative Plate

National Museum of American History

"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 Right To The City" Symposium | "Facing the Future: Working Toward Equity in Our Cities"

Anacostia Community Museum
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum presents... "A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity" Symposium PANEL - "Facing the Future: Working Toward Equity in Our Cities" October 26, 2018 What are the most pressing challenges facing urban communities today, and what strategies and opportunities exist for ensuring a more just future for our cities? MODERATOR Ramon Jacobson, Acting Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) PANELISTS Amanda Alexander, Founding Executive Director, Detroit Justice Center Gloria Bruce, Executive Director, East Bay Housing Organizations Dominic Moulden, Resource Organizer, ONE DC (Organizing Neighborhood Equity DC) Judge Victoria Pratt, Former Chief Judge, Newark Municipal Court (NJ)

"A Right To The City" Symposium | "From Urban Renewal to Gentrification"

Anacostia Community Museum
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum presents... "A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity" Symposium PANEL - "From Urban Renewal to Gentrification: Planning, Housing, and Neighborhood Change" October 26, 2018 What policies and processes have been transforming cities, suburbs, and their neighborhoods in the 50 years since the passage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act? MODERATOR David Freund, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park PANELISTS Howard Gillette, Prof. of History Emeritus, Rutgers University — Camden Kimberley Johnson, Prof. of Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University Nancy Mirabal, Associate Prof. of American Studies and Director of U.S. Latina/o Studies, University of Maryland, College Park Gregory Squires, Prof. of Sociology and Public Policy & Public Administration, George Washington University

"A Right To The City" Symposium | "Neighborhood Power: Organizing in the Aftermath of Civil Rights"

Anacostia Community Museum
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum presents... "A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity" Symposium PANEL - "Neighborhood Power: Organizing in the Aftermath of Civil Rights" October 26, 2018 How have neighborhoods and communities been organizing for equity and justice in the midst of rapidly changing cities? MODERATOR Tanvi Misra, Staff Writer, CityLab — The Atlantic Panelists Amanda Huron, Associate Prof. of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of District of Columbia Rosemary Ndubuizu. Assistant Prof. of Africa American Studies, Georgetown University Diane Wong, Assistant Prof. and Faculty Fellow, New York University

"A Right To The City" Symposium | Keynote Conversation with Dr. Scott Kurashige

Anacostia Community Museum
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum presents... "A Right to the City: The Past & Future of Urban Equity" Symposium KEYNOTE - Conversation with Dr. Scott Kurashige October 26, 2018 A discussion of Dr. Kurashige's book, "The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit" (University of California Press, 2017). Dr. Scott Kurashige is a professor of American & Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. He is also co-author (with Grace Lee Boggs) of "The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century." MODERATOR Dr. Samir Meghelli, Senior Curator, Anacostia Community Museum

"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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