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Rare books from the Dibner Library of Science and Technology

The Galaxy of Images

The thousands of dynamic images on this site represent a broad cross section of the books and manuscripts in the collections of Smithsonian Libraries.

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, Kunstformen der Natur [Art Forms of Nature], 1899

Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web

Links to online exhibitions created by libraries, archives, historical societies, and museums.

Detail: Evans Dual-purpose Streamlined Auto-Railers Detroit, Michigan, 1930s

Shedding Light on New York

Edward F. Caldwell & Co.

Designs for lighting and other fixtures from the CHM collection

Drawings and photos of lighting fixtures

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