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Friday, February 14, 2014

Love, the Smithsonian Collections Blog

Happy Valentine's Day, dear readers! We're celebrating today with a love-themed treasury of images from our collections here at the Smithsonian. Your editors were surprised to learn that love can be located in acid-free folders all over the Institution! Please enjoy this romantic stroll through our stacks--who needs long walks on the beach when you have archives?

Eero Saarinen letter to Aline B. (Aline Bernstein) Saarinen, 1954. Aline and Eero Saarinen papers, Archives of American Art.
Konrad and Florence Cramer, circa 1930. Unidentified photographer. Konrad and Florence Ballin Cramer papers, Archives of American Art.

Heart Speaks to Heart. Norcross Greeting Card Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, San Francisco, California. Photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son, 1930 or 1931.
Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

"Take me up with you dearie," words by Junie McCree ; music by Albert Von Tilzer. 
Published by York Music Company, New York City, copyright 1909. 
From The Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music, 
National Air and Space Museum Library.

Cecilia Peterson, Digitization Archivist

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