Philip K. B. Lundeberg, c. age 6

ID: SIA2007-0162

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1929

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-003, Philip K. B. Lundeberg Papers

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Philip K. B. Lundeberg, circa age 6, at Urbana, Illinois, stands outdoors holding his treasured ocean liner model. It survived numerous bathtub cruises, oft laden with toy soldiers. Increasingly battered, it sustained numerous sinkings.


Lundeberg, Philip K. 1923-2019


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A naval historian, Lundeberg (1923-) came to the Smithsonian in January 1959 as a Consultant in the Department of Armed Forces History in the Museum of History and Technology, now known as the National Museum of American History, and in June of that year was appointed Associate Curator in the Division of Naval History. From 1962 to 1984 Lundeberg was Curator of Naval History and in 1984, when the Divisions of Naval and Military History were merged to form the Division of Armed Forces History, he was named Curator of Armed Forces History. Following his retirement in 1986, he was named Curator Emeritus of Armed Forces History in 1987.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-003, Philip K. B. Lundeberg Papers

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



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  • Boats and boating
  • Models (representations)
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Shipping
  • Children
  • Ships
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Models


  • Illinois
  • Urbana (Ill.)


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 5 w x 7 h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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