Invention of Singer Sewing Machine Diorama, A&I Building

ID: 2002-10644

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1959

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 43 Folder 24

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A diorama showing the invention of the Singer Sewing Machine in the Sewing Machine Exhibit in the Arts and Industries Building. The exhibition opened in 1959 as part of the Exhibits Modernization Program, and explored the history and the development of the sewing machine.


  • Arts and Industries Building
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum


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The original negative number is 34681-A, but that negative has been lost.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 43 Folder 24

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Singer Sewing Machine
  • Sewing Machines
  • Inventions
  • Exhibitions
  • Textile machinery
  • Dioramas


  • Photographic print
  • Exhibit

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Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print

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