The Pilot and the Lion Cub: Odd Tales from the Smithsonian

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Summary

A collection of stories and anecdotes about the various exhibits housed at the Smithsonian Institution. Included are stories about Charles Lindbergh, Theodore Reed, how the Hope Diamond was shipped, where certain exhibits came from, John Bull, owls in the Castle, Secretary Spencer F. Baird's desk and the Smithsonian Fire of 1865.

Author

  • Thomson, Peggy
  • Park, Edwards

Subject

  • Reed, Theodore H
  • Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

(Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1986

Topic

  • Literature
  • Fire of 1865
  • Education
  • John Bull (Steam locomotive)
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Exhibitions
  • Owls
  • Children
  • Hope diamond
  • Children's literature

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