Opening of "Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" Exhibition

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Opening of "Do It the Hard Way: Rube Goldberg and Modern Times" at the National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), now known as the National Museum of American History, with Rube Goldberg, Irma Goldberg, Daniel J. Boorstin, NMHT Director, and Secretary S. Dillon Ripley.


  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004
  • Goldberg, Rube 1883-1970
  • Goldberg, Irma
  • National Museum of History and Technology
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-008, Box 16, Image No. OPA-1685

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  • 1970
  • November 24, 1970

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SIA Acc. 11-008 [OPA-1685]

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