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The Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History, first opened to the public in 1964. The postcard to the right is a view of the Constitution Avenue side, from the late 1960s or early 1970s. Below is a recent postcard of the Mall side of the museum with the statue "Infinity," and some exhibits from the museum over time.      ahb1x.jpg - 22537 Bytes
North Entrance, c. 1964
 
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South Entrance, Mall side, 1990s
 
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Slater Spinning Frame from 1790
c. 1969
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1401 Pacific-Type Locomotive
from 1926, c. 1990s
 
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Dress of Martha Washington,
First Ladies Collection, c.1930-1944
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Dress of Mary Todd Lincoln,
First Ladies Collection, c.1930-1944
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First Teddy Bear
c. 1990s

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