SAO Testing Fabric

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The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) tested fabrics for the War Department during World War II at the Miami Solar Station, Miami, Florida.


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


There are other pictures of SAO projects in Miami in 7005/187/5

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 187, Folder: 5

Contact information

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


c. 1940-1945

Restrictions & Rights

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  • Observatories
  • WW II
  • Landscapes
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Textiles
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Textile fabrics


  • Miami (Fla.)
  • Florida


  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

38154-A or MAH-38154A

Physical description

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

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