Beatles' Rolls Royce at National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT)

ID: SIA RU000371 [78-9907-18]

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1978

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: August 1978, Image No. 78-9907-18

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Summary

  • Secretary S. Dillon Ripley shows the Beatles' Rolls-Royce to Caron Carter in the underground driveway at National Museum of History and Technology, now known as National Museum of American History.
  • From Torch caption: "A new Smithsonian acquisition, the Beatle's Rolls-Royce, is proudly shown by Secretary Ripley to Caron (Mrs. Chip) Carter following Mrs. Rosalynn Carter's presentation of her Inauguration Gown to the First Ladies Hall. The multi-colored Rolls, which Ripley drove from the Castle to the underground parking space at MHT, was presented to the Smithsonian last December by John Lennon, one of the famed quartet, and his wife. The car will be featured in an exhibit, opening at Cooper-Hewitt in October, on 'Ornament in the 20th Century.'"

Subject

  • Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001
  • Carter, Caron
  • Beatles
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
  • National Museum of History and Technology
  • Rolls-Royce Motors Ltd

Notes

  • Also known as 94-8341.
  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," August 1978.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: August 1978, Image No. 78-9907-18

Repository Loc.

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

Date

  • 1978
  • July 11, 1978

Restrictions & Rights

  • No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
  • No Copyright - United States

Topic

  • Automobiles
  • Special events

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [78-9907-18]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;

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