Frank Taylor with Chinese War Chariots, by Underwood and Underwood, Washington, 1927, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, Frank A. Taylor examining two models of ancient Chinese war chariots, made in Peking, China from fragments which were dated to about 500 B.C. Taylor began his career in 1922 as a Laboratory Apprentice in the Division of Mechanical Technology in the United States National Museum, now known as the Arts and Industries Building..