Neatorama Posts Tagged "Smithsonian"
Poor James Smithson’s Restless Corpse...

The picture above is of William Henry Bishop, US C...  ...se fortune was beaqueathed to the US to found the Smithsonian Institution. We posted about that bequest last ye...  ...quo;s all true. I checked around. (Image credit: Smithsonian Institution)

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/16/Poor-James-Smithsons-Restless-Corpse/
Trekkies Needed for USS Enterprise Restoration Project...

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington is...  ...tar Trek from 1966 to 1969. It was donated to the Smithsonian in 1974, and was on display until 2014. But the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/09/Trekkies-Needed-for-USS-Enterprise-Restoration-Project/
A Tale of Bagging a Mammoth in Alaska...

In 1899, a story appeared in McClure's magazine by...  ...tusks, and bones to a man who donated them to the Smithsonian Institution. While wintering at Fort Yukon in 1...  ...h and what he did with the remains. It caused the Smithsonian no small amount of grief. The number of visitors...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/19/A-Tale-of-Bagging-a-Mammoth-in-Alaska/
When Congress Looked James Smithson's Gift Horse in the Mouth...

Have you ever wondered about the person the Smithsonian Institution was named after? It’s a rather...  ...ca, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an Establishment for the increase &a...  ...ut the conundrum Smithson caused at (where else?) Smithso...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/01/When-Congress-Looked-James-Smithsons-Gift-Horse-in-the-Mouth/
The World’s Longest Beard Is One of the Smithsonian’s Strangest Artifacts

(Photo: North Dakota State University Archives)Thi...  ...gest in the world at 17 feet and 6 inches.(Photo: Smithsonian Institutional Archives)Langseth began growing his...  ...r his death, his beard eventually ended up in the Smithsonian Institution, where it remains to this day. With d...  ...ost remarkable sa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/23/The-Worlds-Longest-Beard-Is-One-of-the-Smithsonians-Strangest-Artifacts/
The Relic-Hunting Vandals Who Saved American History...

Before we had postcards, refrigerator magnets, and...  ...g that has an actual connection to a place.In the Smithsonian collection circumscribed by the exhibition and bo...  ...iew, we also get a fascinating rundown of how the Smithsonian Institution’s mission has changed over time...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/08/The-Relic-Hunting-Vandals-Who-Saved-American-History/
The Saddest US Government Shutdown Photo...

Photo: superbonnie/imgur "The...  ...l wearing a bear costume looking longingly at the Smithsonian 's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., which was tem...  ...Due to the federal government shutdown, the Smithsonian 's National Zoo is closed to the public. All progr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/11/The-Saddest-US-Government-Shutdown-Photo/
The Birth of Kermit...

Before The Muppet Show, before Sesame Street,...  ...n old pair of jeans. Collector's Weekly talks to Smithsonian curator Dwight Blocker Bowers about the history o...  ...ollection of Muppet memorabilia on display at the Smithsonian Institution. Link

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/09/the-birth-of-kermit/
The Original USS Enterprise...

Believe it or not -tomorrow will mark 45 years...  ...in the opening credits, it's in good hands at the Smithsonian Institution. The model's principal designer, Wal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/09/07/the-original-uss-enterprise/
The Original Scarecrow Costume from The Wizard of Oz...

Image: National Museum...  ...f "The Wizard of Oz," and The Smithsonian Snapshot sent us details: On Au...  ...7;s wife, donated this costume to the Smithsonian in 1987 with a spare bag of raffia to stuff the c...  ...ts, works of art and specimens...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/24/the-original-scarecrow-costume-from-the-wizard-of-oz/




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