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Objects of the Week Archive

Object of the Week for October 4

S&D Fall Adventures: Samurai at the Smithsonian flight?! The invention of the balloon struck the people of the late 18th century like a thunderbolt, but most were unable to travel to see one in person. Woodblock prints like this one helped share the excitement of the invention.

Great Samurai Warriors Wore Many Kinds of Armor Throughout History