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  • Walters, Betty Lawson (1969)
    Three Wooton desks that are in the national collections at the Smithsonian Institution were the inspiration for this paper, which traces the history of the Wooton Desk Company and its products. Wooton desks were purchased ...
  • Hoover, Cynthia A. (1969)
    The harpsichord and the clavichord represent the two most important types of stringed keyboard instruments used from the 15th through the 18th centuries. By the 19th century, the piano had become the most important domestic ...
  • Knowles Middleton, W. E. (1969)
    This catalog contains a short summary of the history of each type of instrument, accompanied by descriptions of the more interesting or important specimens in the collection, introduced at appropriate places, but set apart ...
  • Jackson, Melvin H. (1969)
    The privateer was a privately owned vessel bearing a commission from a sovereign state that empowered her to seize declared enemies of that state on the high seas. Such seizures, or prizes, after due process in the courts ...
  • Chapelle, Howard I. (1970)
    This unusual volume has an unusual history. It began as a monograph by Mr. Howard I. Chapelle essentially the present Part 1 and as a paper by Mr. Leon D. Polland presented before sections of the Society of Naval Architects ...
  • Miller, J. Jefferson, II; Stone, Lyle M. (1970)
    The primary objective of this publication is a detailed description of the Fort Michilimackinac ceramics collection (1959-1965), including comments on the manufacture, importation, use, and dating of each ceramic type ...
  • Fesperman, John T. (1970)
    The chamber organ described in this booklet was acquired by the Division of Musical Instruments in 1968 from descendants of the original owner, Dr. Samuel Bard (1742-1821) of New York and Hyde Park. Signed and dated "John ...
  • Cooper, Grace Rogers (1971)
    At the time this exhibit was proposed, the Copp collection of textiles and other family memorabilia, although unique in its scope of everyday household textiles, had received little exposure since its receipt in the late ...
  • Mayr, Otto (1971)
    Among the seemingly endless variety of machinery that might be listed under the heading <I>automatic control</I>, feedback mechanisms stand out as a distinct group because, although differing widely in outward appearance, ...
  • Vogel, Robert M. (1971)
    The nineteenth-century American civil engineer, John A. Roebling, is best remembered for his crowning work, Brooklyn Bridge, built to his design by his son, Washington, following the elder Roebling&amp;apos;s death in 1869. ...
  • Scheips, Paul J. (1971)
    This is a history of a gospel song, which I first learned about a decade and a half ago while a historian in the Department of the Army&amp;apos;s old Signal Corps Historical Division. I have been occupied with the ...
  • Hargest, George E. (1971)
    It is the purpose of this book not only to describe the postal services between the United States and Europe, but also to explain their development. The period considered begins with the subsidization of United States steam ...
  • Hoffman, John N. (1972)
    This monograph traces the historical development and consolidation of tracts of land on the frontier of Pennsylvania in the late eighteenth century. The tracts under discussion were a part of a land grant given to William ...
  • Shaw, Robert B. (1972)
    For nearly a century a conspicuous feature of the small riverside village of Morristown, in northern New York State, was the W. H. Comstock factory, better known as the home of the celebrated Dr. Morse&amp;apos;s Indian ...
  • Lewis, Berkeley R. (1972)
    As the hundredth anniversary of the independence of the United States approached, extensive plans were made to celebrate that occasion by an International Exhibition to be held in 1876 in Philadelphia. A major consideration ...
  • Eliason, Robert E. (1972)
    Keyed bugles are soprano brass instruments with side holes and keys like a clarinet or saxophone. They flourished for several decades after 1810 when the Royal Kent Bugle was patented, and before valved instruments became ...
  • Serio, Anne Marie (1972)
    The Harry T. Peters "America On Stone" Lithography Collection in the Smithsonian Institution contains over 150 lithographed election cartoons and caricatures. These cartoons, dating from the mid-nineteenth century before ...
  • Golovin, Anne Castrodale (1972)
    Imposing dwellings in the Gothic Revival style were among the most dramatic symbols of affluence in mid-nineteenth-century America. With the rise of industrialization in this period, an increasing number of men from humble ...
  • Schlebecker, John T. (1972)
    On living historical farms men farm as they once did during some specific time in the past. The farms have tools and equipment like those once used, and they raise the same types of livestock and plants used during the ...
  • Koffsky, Peter L. (1972)
    This paper is the result of eight weeks&#39; research, largely in the materials at the National Archives, with the purpose of reconstructing the historical development of the United States postal service in China, 1867-1907. ...

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