Fender Lucite Duo-sonic

Date:
1960
Publisher/Studio:
Fullerton, CA: Fender Electric Instrument Company

Introduced in 1956, the Duo-Sonic has double cutaways like the Fender Stratocaster, but only two pickups. The Duo-Sonic, and its single-pickup Musicmaster companion, was a three-quarter-size student model electric guitar. This particular guitar was made of Lucite for trade-show purposes. By using new synthetic materials, designers created an ultramodern look for the solid-body electric guitar.

Location:
National Museum of American History Room 334, MRC 604 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Washington DC , District of Columbia
Identifier:
10.035
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Gibson Explorer

Date:
1958
Publisher/Studio:
Kalamazoo, MI: Gibson Inc.

The angular Explorer was introduced as part of a line of guitars designed by Gibson's Ted McCarty in 1958. These new and unusually shaped instruments were made possible by their solid-body construction. Without the need for hollow sound chambers, guitars could be made in almost any style, as long as they were comfortable to play. Like its Flying V companion, the Explorer was considered too radical at the time and was soon discontinued. It was reissued in the late 1970s and 1980s to greater success.

Location:
National Museum of American History Room 334, MRC 604 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Washington DC , District of Columbia
Identifier:
10.034
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Gibson Ultratone

Date:
1948
Publisher/Studio:
Kalamazoo, MI: Gibson Inc.

The Ultratone model lap-steel guitar, introduced in 1947, was designed with bright colors and geometric lines to create a "modern" package. The use of hinged coverplates that conceal the tuning pegs, pickup, bridge, and tailpiece added to the unusual look. The Ultratone was featured in Gibson's first post-World War II catalog.

Location:
National Museum of American History Room 334, MRC 604 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Washington DC , District of Columbia
Identifier:
10.032
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Gibson Es-355 With Bigsby Vibrato

Date:
1959
Publisher/Studio:
Kalamazoo, MI: Gibson Inc.

In 1958 Gibson introduced the ES-355, a semi-acoustic electric guitar with pickups mounted on the solid section of the body. This model, played by Chuck Berry, jazz guitarist Grant Green, and a number of 1960s rock and roll groups, is most closely identified with B.B. King. A special feature of this guitar is the Vari-tone circuit which, in the highest position, gives the instrument its distinct nasal sound. The ES-355's standard vibrato system, made by Bigsby, allows for the rapid raising and lowering of the pitch of the strings, known as the tremolo effect.

Location:
National Museum of American History Room 334, MRC 604 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Washington DC , District of Columbia
Identifier:
10.031
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins

Date:
1959
Publisher/Studio:
Brooklyn, NY: Fred Gretsch Manufacturing Company

Introduced in 1955, the 6120 was co-designed by, and made for, Chet Atkins to feature his signature style of fingerpicking. The model was also popularized by Eddie Cochran and Duane Eddy. Like other Gretsch guitar models, the 6120 changed constantly; by 1959 the Bigsby vibrato was added as a standard feature. This hollow-body electric guitar was Atkins's personal instrument and appeared on the 1961 Chet Atkins' Workshop album cover.

Location:
National Museum of American History Room 334, MRC 604 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012 Washington DC , District of Columbia
Identifier:
10.03
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

United States Colored Troops

Date:
1990
Creator:
Gladstone, William A.
Publisher/Studio:
:
Description (physical):

Softcover, 8.5" x 11",

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Soldiers Blue And Gray

Date:
1994
Creator:
Robertson, James I., Jr.
Publisher/Studio:
Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press
Description (physical):

Hardbound, 6" x 9", 278p.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Siege Artillery In The Campaigns Against Richmond

Date:
1986
Creator:
Abbot, Henry L.
Publisher/Studio:
Arendtsville, PA: Dean S. Thomas
Description (physical):

Hardbound, 5.5" x 8.5", 183 p. + index

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Soldiers Blue And Gray

Date:
1994
Creator:
Robertson, James I., Jr.
Publisher/Studio:
Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press
Description (physical):

Hardbound, 6" x 9", 278p.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Official Records Of The Union And Confederate Navies In The War Of The Rebellion; Series 1, Vol. 1-27; Series 2, Vol. 1-3; Index

Date:
1987
Creator:
U. S. Navy Department
Publisher/Studio:
Harrisburg, PA: The National Historical Society (Distributed by Broadfoot Publishing Company
Description (physical):

Hardbound, 5.5" x 8.5"

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier