Thursday, July 10, 2008

National Air and Space Museum and Treasures of American History

National Air and Space Museum contains the largest collection of aircraft and spacecrafts in the world. It is my most favorite museum among the Smithsonians because ever since I was a kid, I've always dreamt of flying.

Boeing 747


Wright Brothers' Flyer

Steps on the Flight Path

Treasures of American History is an exhibit showcasing artifacts that are either crucial or historically important in American History. The artifacts were from the National Museum of American History which was back then under renovation so they brought the articles for exhibit in a hall of National Air and Space Museum. This said exhibit is already closed and the items were already transferred back to its original museum.

Kermit the Frog (1970)

Abraham Lincoln’s Hat (1865)

Thomas Edison's Lightbulb (1879)

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Inaugural Gown (1961)

Keds Sneakers (1957), Tin Toy (1862), Sampler (1765), Teddy Bear (1903), Baby Bonnet (1920), Barbie Doll (1960)

Torah Mantle (1785), Retablo (1820), Butsudan (1942), Jefferson Bible (1820) Bradford Cup (1634)

M*A*S*H Signpost, 1970s

“Fireside Chat” Microphone (1930s), Emergency Money (1933), “Migrant Mother,” by Dorothea Lange (1936),

George Washington’s Uniform (1790s), George Washington’s Battle Sword (1770s)

Wizard of Oz - Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, Scarecrow costume and script (1938)

Technicolor camera (1938)

Muhammad Ali’s Gloves (1975), Cesar Chavez’s Union Jacket (1990), Margaret Mead’s Field Dress (1920s), Marilyn Monroe’s Gloves (1960), Louis Armstrong’s Cornet (1913), Ray Charles’s Tuxedo (2002)

Albert Einstein’s Pipe (1948), Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball (1930), L. Lewis’s Union Badge (1936), Helen Keller’s Watch (1880)

Alexander Graham Bell Telephone (1876), Morse-Vail Telegraph Key (1844)

ENIAC (1942), R2-D2 and C-3PO, from Return of the Jedi (1982)

More pictures are available in multiply. Just add me as a friend to view them.


eunice said...

Hey hey! I visited this Air and Space Museum too! Love it! And I bought some space food back home! :D
Did you try those space food?


Jasper said...

oh yeah! i love those space ice creams!!! :P

x said...

this is the 1 in washington dc, right? i heard cool things about it and it's a must-see! you're lucky :)

Vincent said...

wow...that's one of the coolest museum i've ever seen! nice one dude!

Anonymous said...

Lucky you! The National Air and Space Museum looks fantastic. How big is it?

Jasper said...

acey: maybe just some sheer luck :P

chee wei: thanks! it's really cool! if you could see the other pictures in my multiply

linh bui: it is enormous, just imagine the number of aircrafts housed inside :P