Smithsonian Snapshots

A peek into the Smithsonian's collections, one object at a time.

old snapshot of Cantinflas with colleagues
Painting of dancers
Pencil drawing of one soldier carrying another
Pop art poster for The Who
celia cruz in yellow tango dress
Georgia O'Keefe grooming her dogs
derelict urban site
animation of squirrel wearing a cape
Bags of brightly colored thread seen from above
Brass knuckles with crystal "horns"
President John F. Kennedy
carrot man
Detail from Utamaro painting "Moon at Shinagawa"
portrait of Benito Juarez
Bright yellow frog against white background
Close-up of orchid Galearis Spectabilis
Close-up of black-footed ferret
Closeup of Mary Hagedorn in scuba gear superimposed on photo of coral reef