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Indians of North America
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Dakota Indians
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Smithsonian Institution
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smithsonian institution
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st. paul's catholic indian mission of the yankton tribe of the sioux indians
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movable book society
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statement of responsibility: collected from most authentick authors, augmented with later observations, and adorn'd with maps and sculptures by John Ogilby
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Description based on surrogate of: 1901 (monthly issues bound together subsequent to publication)
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Artists
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by Burton, William, 1863-; Hobson, R. L. (Robert Lockhart), 1872-1941
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"Works of reference consulted": p. [xii]
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Topic: Pottery
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by Jones, Owen, 1809-1874; Bedford, Francis, 1816-1894; Waring, J. B. (John Burley), 1823-1875; Westwood, J. O. (John Obadiah), 1805-1893; Wyatt, M. Digby (Matthew Digby), Sir, 1820-1877; Sky Meadow Bindery, binder. DSI
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statement of responsibility: by Owen Jones; illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament. One hundred folio plates, drawn on stone by F. Bedford, and printed in colours by Day and Son
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design, Decoration and ornament
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by Moore School of Electrical Engineering; Burks, Arthur W. (Arthur Walter), 1915-2008; Huskey, Harry D. (Harry Douglas), b. 1916; Reitwiesner, Homé, former owner. DSI; United States. Army. Ordnance Dept
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statement of responsibility: developed under the supervision of the Ordnance Department, United States Army
Topics: Electronic digital computers, ENIAC (Computer)
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by Waring, Mary E
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Topic: Embroidery
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by Wilson, Winifred H., 1874-; Willcox, Marshall Bidwell, 1866-
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On cover: M.B. Willcox, his leather book
Topic: Leatherwork
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Description based on surrogate of: 1901 (monthly issues bound together subsequent to publication)
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Artists
Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Clocks and watches, Clock and watch makers
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by King, Jeanne Snodgrass, 1927-
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-269)
Topics: Indians of North America, Indian art
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by Huden, John Charles, 1899-; Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
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Bibliography: p.387-394
Topics: Names, Indian, Names, Geographical
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by Pennsylvania. Dept. of Labor and Industry
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At head of title: Department of labor and industry. Clifford B. Connelley, commissioner
Topics: Sotho (African people), Ethnology
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At head of title: Congreso Cientifico Internacional Americano celebrado en Buenos Aires en julio de 1910
Topics: Prayer, Prayer, Prayers
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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by Smithsonian Institution
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Produced from electronic files provided by the bureaus and offices of the Smithsonian Institution
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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Title from cover
Topics: Art, Zimbabwean, Art, Southern African
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by Kelly, Bernice M; Stanley, Janet L; Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. National Museum of African Art Branch
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Includes indexes
Topics: Artists, Art, Nigerian
Topic: Igbo (African people)
Part XXXI. Index to Trivialia Under Genera, pp.417-654 (Diabasis (Col.)-Lyurus).
Topics: Animals, Zoology
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Issued in 24 parts
Topics: Artists, Artists
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Supplement to: Smithsonian year, 1985-
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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by Pennsylvania. Dept. of Labor and Industry
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At head of title: Department of Labor and Industry. John Price Jackson, Commissioner
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by Gelli, Jacopo, 1858-1935
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Topic: Bookplates, Italian
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by French, Hollis, 1868-1940; Walpole Society (U.S.)
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At head of title: The Walpole society
Topics: Silverwork, Hallmarks
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Design Digitized: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Library’s Rare Books, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, was supported in part by funds from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) through the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program
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Topic: Alhambra (Granada, Spain)
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Supplement to: Smithsonian year, 1985-
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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by Smithsonian Institution
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Produced from electronic files provided by the bureaus and offices of the Smithsonian Institution
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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Supplement to: Smithsonian year, 1985-
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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Supplement to: Smithsonian year, 1985-
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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Supplement to: Smithsonian year, 1985-
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
statement of responsibility: revis'd, design'd, and publish'd by Giacomo Leoni ... ; translated from the Italian original
Topic: Architecture
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Supplement to: Smithsonian year, 1985-
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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by Smithsonian Folklife Festival (36th : 2002 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage; Silk Road Project, Inc
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Topic: Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2002 : Washington, D.C.)
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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Supplement to: Smithsonian year, 1985-
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
Vol. 1 is mainly explanatory text with an "Introduction générale" by the author dated "Juin 1887." Vols. 2-6, each with half-title only, are mainly plates accompanied by descriptive text and were published in 20 "livraisons," 1877-1886
Topics: Costume, Costume
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by F A O Schwarz (Firm)
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Trade literature
Topics: Catalogs, F A O Schwarz (Firm), Toys, Children's paraphernalia, Sporting goods, Board games
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by Diniz, José de Oliveira Ferreira
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At head of title: República Portuguesa, Ministério das Colónias
Topic: Ethnology
The Sporting Chronicle Annual for 1895 - "Nineteenth year of publication."
Topics: Sports, Cricket
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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Scientific Instruments - Trade Literature
Topics: Textile fabrics, Textile industry
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by Bossard, Gustav, 1870-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Pewterers, Pewter
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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Description based on: 1866, v. 3; title from t.p
Topics: United States. Patent Office, Patents
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by Kalfatovic, Martin R., 1961-
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Includes indexes
Topics: Federal aid to the arts, New Deal, 1933-1939, Art, American, Art, American, New Deal art
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"Bibliographie": t. I, p. [352]-354; t. II, p. [329]; t. III, p. [468]; t. IV, p. [291]
Topics: Muslims, Muslims
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by Smithsonian Institution
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Produced from electronic files provided by the bureaus and offices of the Smithsonian Institution
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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by Wilkie, Harriet Cushman
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Topic: Embroidery
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by Smithsonian Folklife Festival (1998 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Wisconsin -- Pahiyas : a Philippine harvest -- The Baltic nations : Estonia, Latvia, and Estonia -- The Rio Grande/Rio Bravo basin -- Festival concerts
Topics: Smithsonian Folklife Festival (1998 : Washington, D.C.), Folk music, Folk festivals
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by Butterick Publishing Company
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Topic: Knitting
Description based on: Vol. 62, no. 7 (July 1936); title from cover
Topics: Clock and watch makers, Jewelers, Silversmiths, Opticians
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by Smithsonian Institution
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Produced from electronic files provided by the bureaus and offices of the Smithsonian Institution
Topic: Smithsonian Institution
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Title from cover
Topics: Art, Zimbabwean, Art, Southern African
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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by Staatliche Kunstbibliothek (Berlin, Germany); Jessen, Peter, 1858-1926
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At head of title: Königliche museen zu Berlin
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Illustrated books, Artists
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Description based on: 1866, v. 3; title from t.p
Topics: United States. Patent Office, Patents
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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by Festival of American Folklife (1995 : Washington, D.C.); Borden, Carla M; Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Includes bibliographies and discographies
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1995 : Washington, D.C.), Indian women, Russian Americans, Folk...
"Works of reference": p. [vii]-xi
Topics: Pottery, Pottery, Asian, Porcelain, Porcelain, Asian, Pottery
Topics: Plate, Goldwork, Silverwork, Hallmarks
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by Smithsonian Folklife Festival (39th : 2005 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Held June 23 - July 4, 2005
Topics: Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Americans, Forest reserves, Hispanic Americans
Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: Glass manufacture, Glassware
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by Grollier, Charles de; Grollier, Gaston Antoine, marquis de; Chavagnac, Xavier Roger Marie, comte de, b. 1846; Syz, Hans C., former owner. DSI
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"Ce volume a été tiré à 1.000 exemplaires numérotés de 1 à 1.000"--Verso of half-title
Topics: Pottery, Pottery, Pottery, Porcelain
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Vols. for 1966- issued in 2 pts: pt. 1, List of patentees; pt. 2, Index to subjects of invention
Topic: Patents
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by Smithsonian Folklife Festival (37th : 2003 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Scanning project
Topics: Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2003 : Washington, D.C.), Folk festivals
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Description based on: 1866, v. 3; title from t.p
Topics: United States. Patent Office, Patents