Balloon in Rotunda of the Arts and Industries Building

ID: OPA-1353-15

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Exhibit

Date: May 28, 1968

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-008

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Summary

Workers prepare a hot air balloon to hang in the Rotunda of the Arts and Industries Building. The centerpiece of the Charles Eames exhibit 'Photography and the City: The Evolution of an Art and a Science', which opened June 6, 1968, the balloon was used to illustrate the method used to take the first aerial photo in the United States.

Subject

  • Eames, Charles
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

See Neg. # 66727-15 for a view of the balloon hanging in the Rotanda of the Arts and Industries Building.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-008

Contact information

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

Date

May 28, 1968

Restrictions & Rights

Unknown

Topic

  • Photography
  • Balloons (Aircraft)
  • Exhibitions
  • Interiors
  • Photography and the City: The Evolution of an Art and a Science
  • Rotundas
  • National Collections
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Rotunda
  • Arts and Industries Building--Rotunda
  • Balloons

Form/Genre

  • Exhibit
  • Negative

ID Number

OPA-1353-15

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 1.5 w x 1h (35mm); Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Black and White Negative

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