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Air Canada - Rockies

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Against a dark blue background a color photographic reproduction of a view of snow capped Canadian Rockies with reflection in a lake. The photographic horizon line bisects the poster design at midpoint. Large white letters at upper right and across lower section spell out 'Air Canada's' and 'Rockies' at angles to the edges of the image.

Colorado Rockies button

National Museum of American History

Farm in the Rockies

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Winter in the Rockies

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Deep in the Rockies

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A lone moose is seen standing knee-deep in a large lake bordered by high mountains and pine woods in the foreground.

Panorama of the Canadian Rockies

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850-1927), fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian (1907-1927), was a paleontologist whose research focused on North American Cambrian fossils. He conducted field work in the United States and Canada, and, in 1909, while in the Canadian Rockies near Field, British Columbia, discovered what has come to be known as the Burgess Shale. The shale contained fossils that provided the foundation for study of the Cambrian Period in Western North America. Neither Walcott nor the scientific community realized the importance of this discovery, but the Burgess Shale came to be recognized as one of the most important geologic findings of the 20th century. Walcott is equally well-known for his method of photographing topographies for scientific documentary purposes, producing stunning images of these majestic landscapes.

Landscape view of the Canadian Rockies. Over the tops of mountain ridges and peaks, there are clouds in the sky despite sunny conditions. Patches of snow are left in shady areas and trees are visible in a valley beyond the ridge in the foreground of the image.

Aspen Forest in the Rockies (no. 243)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Rail vacation to the Rockies ca. 1940

Human Studies Film Archives
title from credits (published work)---archival collection

Edited film is a promotional film produced for the Burlington Route by Atlas Educational Film Company, Chicago, and depicts the ease of railway travel and the scenic wonders of the American Rockies. Film is composed mostly of scenic views of landscape, some with wildlife.

Russian Spy Satellite Breaks Apart Over Rockies

Smithsonian Magazine

A glowing fireball seen crossing the night sky above the western United States on September 2 has been identified as remains of a Russian spy satellite, according to the Associated Press.

Reports of the fireball were compiled by the American Meteor Society, which has been gathering eyewitness accounts about meteors since it was founded in 1911, and websites like Spaceflight 101 concluded that:

[T]he fireball observed over the United States in the night of September 2 can be connected to the return of the Kosmos 2495 satellite with a very high degree of certainty, based on the data presented on this page. It was not Kosmos 2495 itself that re-entered over the U.S. but an object released from the satellite in the hours leading up to its return to Earth. This is supported by ballistics data from tracked debris released on previous Kobalt-M missions. 

As Gizmodo notes, it isn’t exactly a surprise to find out that the Russians have spy satellites in orbit. The Russians, predictably, deny everything. A spokesman for the government told Russian press, "One can only guess about the condition representatives of the so-called American Meteor Society were in when they identified a luminescent phenomenon high up in the sky as a Russian military satellite."

Photographs, Geological Formations, Canadian Rockies, undated

Smithsonian Field Book Project
Black-and-white photographs depict geological formations of Mt. Stephen and Mt. Whyte in Quebec province of Canada.Some images have captions on the reverse. Images are overview and detail shotes of slopes, cliffs, and vistas. There are notes and markings relating to positions or geological layers on some photograph images. Locations include the vicinity of Merlin Lake, Monarch Creek station, Mt. Stephen, Mt. Victoria, and Mt. Huber.

Beautiful Ohio; When It's Springtime in the Rockies

National Museum of American History
Cliffie Stone. side 1: Beatiful Ohio; side 2: When It's Springtime in the Rockies (Capitol 48033). from the album, Waltzes (Capitol AD 108) 78 rpm

Wyoming Rockies [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Title transcribed from negative.

Sotheby's New York (October 29, 1974), lot 205.

New York Times, February 7, 1948, pg. 13.

Black-and-white study print (8x10).

Orig. negative: 8x10, Safety, BW.

Falls at Toltec Gorge in the Rockies [photomechanical print]

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
(Stamped and inscribed on back): Library of Congress / Copy Received Dec. 27, 1915 / Copyright Entry / Class K XXc. No. 94795 / Copy B Delivered to Prints Division / 45038 / Moran / Falls at Toltec Gorge in the Rockies / 1506.

I've Found a New Baby; Swingtime in the Rockies

National Museum of American History
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra. side 1: I've Found a New Baby; side 2: Swingtime in the Rockies (Victor 25355)

78 rpm

I've Found a New Baby; Swingtime In the Rockies

National Museum of American History
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra. side 1: I've Found a New Baby; side 2: Swingtime in the Rockies (Victor 25355)

78 rpm

Rocky-bear

Catalog of American Portraits

Rocky Colavito

National Portrait Gallery

Rocky Marciano

National Portrait Gallery

Rocky Marciano

National Portrait Gallery
Born Brockton, Massachusetts

Playing professional baseball had been Rocky Marciano’s (born Rocco Francis Marchegiano) dream, before his failed 1947 tryout with the Chicago Cubs. He soon turned to boxing and quickly developed into one of the ring’s most formidable talents. Marciano’s drive to win and compassion endeared him to fans and ring opponents alike. At the age of twenty-nine, he claimed the world heavyweight championship. Over the next several years, he successfully defended his title six times. In 1956, he became the only heavyweight champion in boxing history to retire undefeated, with forty-nine wins, a record that stood until 2017, when it was broken by Floyd Mayweather Jr. Richard Avedon took this photograph in 1953, shortly after Marciano had defeated Jersey Joe Walcott in a return bout for the heavyweight title.

Nacido en Brockton, Massachusetts

Jugar béisbol a nivel profesional había sido el sueño de Rocky Marciano (nacido bajo el nombre de Rocco Francis Marchegiano), antes de su prueba fallida en 1947 para los Chicago Cubs. Pronto decidió dedicarse al boxeo y se convirtió rápidamente en uno de los talentos más formidables del ring. El deseo de ganar y la compasión de Marciano le ganaron el cariño de sus seguidores y de sus oponentes en el ring. A los veintinueve años, ganó el campeonato mundial de pesos pesados. Durante los años que siguieron a esta victoria, defendió el título con éxito seis veces. En 1956, se convirtió en el único campeón de los pesos pesados de la historia del boxeo en retirarse invicto con cuarenta y nueve victorias, un récord que nadie rompería hasta la llegada de Floyd Mayweather Jr. en 2017. Richard Avedon tomó esta fotografía en 1953, poco después de que Marciano derrotara a Jersey Joe Walcott en un combate de vuelta por el título de los pesos pesados.

rocky shoreline

National Museum of American History

Rocky Landscape

Smithsonian American Art Museum
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