"Rite of Spring" Celebration on National Mall

ID: SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1027R3]

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Black-and-white negatives

Date: 1967

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-008, Box 06, Image No. OPA-1027R3

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Pageant of Transportation themed "Rite of Spring" celebration on National Mall, featuring a llama from the National Zoological Park, a horse drawn omnibus from the collections of the Museum of History and Technology, now known as National Museum of American History, a hot air balloon descent, a performance by the Washington Saxhorn Quintet on the North Tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, the U.S. Air Force Bagpipe Band, and the Adventures of Astron Puppets with the Porter Family Puppeteers.


  • Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-008, Box 06, Image No. OPA-1027R3

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1967
  • April 1, 1967

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Black-and-white negatives

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SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1027R3]

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