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Background imageResearch Collection: Skylab in orbit above Earth at the end of its mission, 1974. Creator: NASA

Skylab in orbit above Earth at the end of its mission, 1974. Creator: NASA
Skylab in orbit above Earth at the end of its mission, 1974. The Skylab space station, first launched in May 1973, and was occupied in succession by three teams of three crewmembers

Background imageResearch Collection: Bowers, Wilson, and Cherry-Garrard About To Leave For Cafe Crozier, 27 June 1911, (1913)

Bowers, Wilson, and Cherry-Garrard About To Leave For Cafe Crozier, 27 June 1911, (1913). Lieutenant Henry Birdie Bowers (1883-1912)

Background imageResearch Collection: Edward Jenner, late 18th-early 19th century, (c1833). Creator: Edward Scriven

Edward Jenner, late 18th-early 19th century, (c1833). Creator: Edward Scriven
Edward Jenner, late 18th-early 19th century, (c1833). Portrait of English physician Edward Jenner (1749-1823). Jenner practiced as a country doctor in his native Gloucestershire

Background imageResearch Collection: Japan - Injecting pest bacillus into rats, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Japan - Injecting pest bacillus into rats, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Japan - Injecting pest bacillus into rats, between c1915 and c1920

Background imageResearch Collection: Sections of the hull of H.M.S. Terpsichore, showing effect of the torpedo explosion at Chatham

Sections of the hull of H.M.S. Terpsichore, showing effect of the torpedo explosion at Chatham, 1865 Creator: Unknown
Sections of the hull of H.M.S. Terpsichore, showing effect of the torpedo explosion at Chatham, 1865. Official drawings...by Mr. P

Background imageResearch Collection: Ascent of Mr. Coxwell's Great Balloon from the Crystal Palace grounds, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Ascent of Mr. Coxwell's Great Balloon from the Crystal Palace grounds, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Ascent of Mr. Coxwell's Great Balloon from the Crystal Palace grounds, 1865. Mr. Coxwell's balloon, named the Research...is composed of fifty gores, each gore being 44 in

Background imageResearch Collection: Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: blowing-up of the Terpsichore by a 75-pounder, 1865

Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: blowing-up of the Terpsichore by a 75-pounder, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: blowing-up of the Terpsichore by a 75-pounder, 1865. Preparations were now made for destroying the Terpsichore, 18-gun sailing-frigate

Background imageResearch Collection: Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: explosion of a 440-pounder, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: explosion of a 440-pounder, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: explosion of a 440-pounder, 1865....Mr. Donald M'Kay, the extensive shipowner, of Boston

Background imageResearch Collection: Mr. Coxwell's high-level balloon at the Crystal Palace, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Mr. Coxwell's high-level balloon at the Crystal Palace, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Mr. Coxwell's high-level balloon at the Crystal Palace, 1864....the new balloon, named "The Britannia"...has been constructed for the use of Mr. Coxwell and Mr

Background imageResearch Collection: Statue of John Hunter, by H. Weekes, R.A. in the Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1864

Statue of John Hunter, by H. Weekes, R.A. in the Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Statue of John Hunter, by H. Weekes, R.A. in the Exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1864. John Hunter...is, by common consent of his successors

Background imageResearch Collection: The Mackay Gun, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Mackay Gun, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Mackay Gun, 1864. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. J. Wilson...of the experiments which have lately been practised on Crosby Sands, near Liverpool, with the gun invented by Mr

Background imageResearch Collection: The Fish Nurseries at Huningue, France, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Fish Nurseries at Huningue, France, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Fish Nurseries at Huningue, France, 1864. The suite of buildings at Huningue is devoted to the extension of the piscicultural system

Background imageResearch Collection: Experimenting ponds at the Huningue Fish Nurseries, France, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Experimenting ponds at the Huningue Fish Nurseries, France, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Experimenting ponds at the Huningue Fish Nurseries, France, 1864. France has been the first country to make a commercial use of the discovery [of pisciculture

Background imageResearch Collection: Il Gombo, near Pisa, the Acclimatisation Farm of His Majesty Victor Emmanuel, 1864. Creator: Unknown

Il Gombo, near Pisa, the Acclimatisation Farm of His Majesty Victor Emmanuel, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Il Gombo, near Pisa, the Acclimatisation Farm of His Majesty Victor Emmanuel, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by M. Mariani

Background imageResearch Collection: Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864

Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Section of the Warrior floating target, showing the hole made by the 600-pound shell and the displacement of the upper plate, 1864

Background imageResearch Collection: Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864

Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with the Armstrong 600-pounder against the Warrior floating target, 1864. The sight presented by the target when struck was very grand

Background imageResearch Collection: The Rover is dwarfed by a giant rock on the lunar surface, Apollo 17 mission, December 1972

The Rover is dwarfed by a giant rock on the lunar surface, Apollo 17 mission, December 1972. US astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt collected samples and drove the Lunar Roving Vehicle

Background imageResearch Collection: Monsieur, pardon si je vous gêne un peu... 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier

Monsieur, pardon si je vous gêne un peu... 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier
Monsieur, pardon si je vous gene un peu... 1844. - Monsieur, pardon si je vous gene un peu...mais vous comprenez qu'ecrivant en ce moment un roman nouveau

Background imageResearch Collection: Dis donc Bichette...à quoi songes-tu donc... 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier

Dis donc Bichette...à quoi songes-tu donc... 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier
Dis donc Bichette...a quoi songes-tu donc... 1844. Dis donc Bichette...a quoi songes-tu donc de te promener comme ca la nuit?...est-ce que t'es somnambule, ou bien, est-ce que t'as la colique

Background imageResearch Collection: Library of Congress, South Hall, entrance pavilion, c1900. Creator: Unknown

Library of Congress, South Hall, entrance pavilion, c1900. Creator: Unknown
Library of Congress, South Hall, entrance pavilion, c1900

Background imageResearch Collection: Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. between 1880 and 1897. Creator: William H. Jackson

Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. between 1880 and 1897. Creator: William H. Jackson
Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. between 1880 and 1897

Background imageResearch Collection: Miss Elizabeth Funk, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Miss Elizabeth Funk, 1917

Miss Elizabeth Funk, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Miss Elizabeth Funk, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Miss Elizabeth Funk, 1917

Background imageResearch Collection: Hygiene Laboratory, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Hygiene Laboratory, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Hygiene Laboratory, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Hygiene Laboratory, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Hygiene Laboratory, 1913

Background imageResearch Collection: Hygiene Laboratory, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Hygiene Laboratory, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Hygiene Laboratory, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Hygiene Laboratory, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Hygiene Laboratory, 1913

Background imageResearch Collection: Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Related to Samuel Pierpont Langley, Secretary, Smithsonian Institute

Background imageResearch Collection: Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Related to Samuel Pierpont Langley, Secretary, Smithsonian Institute

Background imageResearch Collection: Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Experimental Tandem Biplane On Potomac Embodying Langley Principles, 1917. Related to Samuel Pierpont Langley, Secretary, Smithsonian Institute

Background imageResearch Collection: Dr. Howard A. Kelly, Radium Expert of Baltimore, 1914. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Dr. Howard A

Dr. Howard A. Kelly, Radium Expert of Baltimore, 1914. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Dr. Howard A
Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly, Radium Expert of Baltimore, 1914. American gynecologist, used radium to treat uterine hemorrhages and fibroid tumours

Background imageResearch Collection: Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, at Desk, 1916. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, at Desk, 1916. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, at Desk, 1916. Chief 1913-1934

Background imageResearch Collection: Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Chief 1913-1934

Background imageResearch Collection: Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Chief 1913-1934

Background imageResearch Collection: Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Chief 1913-1934

Background imageResearch Collection: Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Chief 1913-1934

Background imageResearch Collection: Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Charles Frederick Marvin, Chief, Weather Bureau, 1913. Chief 1913-1934

Background imageResearch Collection: Army Aviation, College Park Aviation Field - Wright Brothers Plane, Wrecked, 1911

Army Aviation, College Park Aviation Field - Wright Brothers Plane, Wrecked, 1911. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Army Aviation, College Park Aviation Field - Wright Brothers Plane, Wrecked, 1911. [Early test flights in Maryland]

Background imageResearch Collection: Paul Peck, Commercial Aviator - In Curtiss Type Plane; College Park, 1911. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Paul Peck, Commercial Aviator - In Curtiss Type Plane; College Park, 1911. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Paul Peck, Commercial Aviator - In Curtiss Type Plane; College Park, 1911. Early US aviator who died in a plane crash

Background imageResearch Collection: Wright Brothers Airplane, Etc - Harry Atwood, 1911. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Wright Brothers Airplane, Etc - Harry Atwood, 1911. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Wright Brothers Airplane, Etc - Harry Atwood, 1911. [US aviation pineer, engineer and inventor Atwood was chief flight instructor for William Starling Burgess whose Burgess Company built a variety of

Background imageResearch Collection: Aviator Harry Atwood, in Plane with Leo Stevens, 1911. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Aviator Harry Atwood, in Plane with Leo Stevens, 1911. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Aviator Harry Atwood, in Plane with Leo Stevens, 1911. [US aviation pineer, engineer and inventor Atwood was chief flight instructor for William Starling Burgess whose Burgess Company built a variety

Background imageResearch Collection: Wright Brothers Airplane, Etc - Harry Atwood, 1911. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Wright Brothers Airplane, Etc - Harry Atwood, 1911. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Wright Brothers Airplane, Etc - Harry Atwood, 1911. [US aviation pineer, engineer and inventor Atwood was chief flight instructor for William Starling Burgess whose Burgess Company built a variety of

Background imageResearch Collection: Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912

Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Early aviation, USA

Background imageResearch Collection: Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912

Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Early aviation, USA

Background imageResearch Collection: Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912

Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Early aviation, USA. Men hauling biplane out of the water

Background imageResearch Collection: Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912

Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Early aviation, USA. Men hauling biplane out of the water

Background imageResearch Collection: Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912

Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - Flights of Plane, 1912. Early aviation, USA

Background imageResearch Collection: Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Anthony Jannus - The Plane with Rufus R... 1912

Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Anthony Jannus - The Plane with Rufus R... 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Anthony Jannus, Flights And Tests of Rex Smith Plane Flown By Jannus - The Plane with Rufus R. Bermann, Wireless Operator, And Fred Aubert, 1912. Early aviation, USA

Background imageResearch Collection: Curtiss Airplane - J.A.D. McCurdy, Aviator, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Curtiss Airplane - J.A.D

Curtiss Airplane - J.A.D. McCurdy, Aviator, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Curtiss Airplane - J.A.D
Curtiss Airplane - J.A.D. McCurdy, Aviator, 1912. John Alexander Douglas McCurdy, Canadian aviation pioneer, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

Background imageResearch Collection: Curtiss Airplane - Tests of Curtiss Plane For Army, General Views, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Curtiss Airplane - Tests of Curtiss Plane For Army, General Views, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Curtiss Airplane - Tests of Curtiss Plane For Army, General Views, 1912. Early aviation, Washington, DC, USA. Biplane just visible through tree branches

Background imageResearch Collection: Curtiss Airplane - Tests of Curtiss Plane For Army, General Views, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Curtiss Airplane - Tests of Curtiss Plane For Army, General Views, 1912. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Curtiss Airplane - Tests of Curtiss Plane For Army, General Views, 1912. Early aviation, USA



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