Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Productions, 1981, 1995
This accession consists of camera rolls used in the production of "John Bull: The World's Oldest Operable Locomotive" (5:11). This 1981 film documents the John Bull, the world's oldest operable locomotive, running down the rails under its own steam on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. It accompanies the National Museum of American History exhibition, "Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860."
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- National Museum of American History (U.S.) -- Exhibitions
- Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860 (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)
- John Bull: The World's Oldest Operable Locomotive (Documentary film : 1981)
- John Bull (Steam locomotive)
- Steam locomotives
- Museum exhibits
- Motion pictures -- Production and direction
- Documentary films
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-267, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions